Deployment of medical associate professions in NHS healthcare settings

Medical associate professions (MAPs) include physician associates (PAs), anaesthesia associates (AAs) and surgical care practitioners (SCPs). MAPs are healthcare professionals who work as part of a multidisciplinary team with supervision from a named senior doctor (a General Medical Council registered consultant or general practitioner). They provide care to patients in GP practices, hospitals and in the community.

The NHS in England is committed to supporting MAPs to work effectively and safely as part of the multi-disciplinary team and to supporting doctors in their supervision responsibilities.

Interested in learning more? Visit NHS Englands website here