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Introduction of statutory regulation for Physician Associates and Physician Assistants in anaesthesia

Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has announced the introduction of statutory regulation for physician associates and physician assistants in anaesthesia, following direct engagement with the NHS workforce.

This move will provide these workforce groups with an important foundation, supporting them through a strong regulatory framework and reassuring patients that they are continuing to receive the highest quality of care from the NHS.

Engagement from the Secretary of State with the NHS workforce through this platform demonstrated that there was enthusiastic support for formal regulation of these two groups.