What is the structure of the PA Preceptorship Programme?

It is a two-year programme that looks to provide a supportive educational environment for GP PA’s that are new to primary care.

The programme provides weekly clinical skills training based on half day release, with workplace-based assessments, action learning sets, mentoring and peer support. 

The teaching sessions cover a range of topics with a sharp focus on primary care. It also looks to build on existing skills gained from training to develop them into a holistic clinician.

The programme consists of:

  • A weekly half day release
  • A Physician Associate Handbook – a guide for PAs and their supervisors of the first twelve months
  • Access to teaching sessions on topics relevant in primary care – e.g. core specialty subjects, referral pathways, quality improvement, reflections and more
  • Joint MDT sessions with other primary care staff
  • Reviewing consultation skills
  • Access to a fourteen fish online portfolio tailored to PAs (12 months-free)
  • Group debriefs
  • Networking with other PAs in the region

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