Developing professional standards for PAs and AAs

As part of our planning for bringing physician associates (PAs) and anaesthesia associates (AAs) into regulation we ran a survey focused on the development of professional standards in June 2020.

The survey was designed to discover more about the reflections and experiences of working as, or with, a PA or an AA. We particularly wanted to better understand views on delegation and supervision, scope of practice, multi-professional team working, and patient awareness of the two professions. 

We received 1,147 responses to the survey.

In December 2020 and January 2021, we’re running a series of focus groups with those who completed the survey, and others, to explore the results. A fuller, combined analysis of the focus group findings and survey results will be published in the new year.

Download the survey results