Physician Associates

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 7 May 2024.

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Photo of Emma Lewell-Buck Emma Lewell-Buck Labour, South Shields

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many physician associates have been employed in each NHS Trust in each year since 2019.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

NHS England publishes Hospital and Community Health Services workforce statistics for England. These include staff working for hospital trusts and other core organisations, but excludes staff working for other providers such as in primary care, general practice, or social care.

A table showing the number of full time equivalent (FTE) Physician Associates working in National Health Service trusts in England, broken down by organisation, from December 2019 to December 2023, is attached. This data is drawn from the Electronic Staff Record, the human resources system for the NHS. From this data, the table attached presents the number of FTE staff who have a job role recorded as being a Physician Associate.

PQ24247 attached table (xlsx, 26.1KB)

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