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Physician associates may be given prescribing powers, says DH

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Why is is that all of these other roles that are brought in to try and "augment" doctors, also seem incredibly expensive? I can remember being an FY1 on nights, being given work that the nurse practitioner "wouldn't do", only to find out they were on double my salary. Likewise whilst an A&E SHO, I remember the day light hours A&E Nurse Practitioner telling me what type of people he would and wouldn't see, and then finding out he was on more money than me as well. I'm all for diversifying and different roles but it seems every time we bring one of these roles in it highlights what good value an actual trained doctor (of any grade) is.

Posted date

07 Jul 2015

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1:56pm

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