PA and AA regulation
In July 2019, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), with the support of the four UK governments, asked us to regulate two groups of medical associate professions (MAPs) – physician associates (PAs) and anaesthesia associates (AAs). We're designing the processes and policies needed to make this possible. These changes are dependent on new legislation and subject to consultation. Based on the government’s timetable for consultation we expect regulation to begin in the second half of 2024 at the earliest.