Medical associate professions

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As part of the continuing drive to provide safe, accessible and high-quality care for patients, the NHS has seen the emergence of new medical associate professions (MAPs) working across multi-professional teams.

These roles include:

  • advanced critical care practitioners 
  • anaesthesia associates
  • physician associates
  • surgical care practitioners.

MAPS augment the workforce, performing a range of tasks (under supervision) traditionally associated with doctors in training. They do not replace junior doctors but play their own part in bridging skills gaps, retaining skills and knowledge within teams, and maintaining continuity of care.

Watch our video to learn more about these roles and what leaders across the NHS think about them.

 

 

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Background on medical associate professions

Information on the four medical associate professional roles which are becoming an increasingly important part of the healthcare workforce.

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Regulation of medical associate professions

This page contains information of the regulation of medical associate professional roles.

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News and updates

This page contains news and updates on medical associate professions.

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Case Studies and resources

This page contains case studies and other resources on medical associate professions.

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Advanced Critical Care Practitioners

This page contains information on advanced critical care practitioners.

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Surgical care practitioners

This page contains information on the role of surgical care practitioners.

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Anaesthesia Associates

This page contains information on anaesthesia associates

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Physician Associates

This page contains information on physician associates.

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