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Physician Associates in Primary Care Event 2020

Thursday March 12th 2020

12:00 – 14:30

 Clinical Skills Suite, First Floor, JJ Thomson Building,

Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading, Reading, RG6 6UR

The event is designed for GPs and Practice Managers who are interested in finding out about how to recruit and support Physician Associates support in primary care.

The event will provide an opportunity to

  • Understand the role of PAs in primary care workforce transformation in addressing the problems of GP workload.
  • Learn about employing Physician Associates so that you are better informed to consider employing a PA in your own practice and understand how best to support PAs.
  • Meet the Thames Valley Physician Associate Ambassadors; discover how they can help facilitate integration and support of your PA.
  • Hear the latest from Health Education England Thames Valley regarding funding
  • Learn from GP Employers and PAs regarding their experiences
  • Meet informally with University staff and students, and consider offering student placements as a starting point.

The meeting is free of charge. If you would like to register to attend please email:

Lesha Nair: and Samantha Bautista:

Health Education England Physician Associate Ambassadors in Primary Care across Thames Valley.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Coming soon!                        

Coming Soon!


Bucks Training Hub has started to launch new Groups (Forums) as part of new ways of working in Buckinghamshire. Other forums such as HCA’s, Practice Managers, Paramedics, and Pharmacists will also be launched in the new year. These forums will be a great place to be able to share ideas, knowledge as well as resources. These forums will be virtual (website portal) and also physical where small groups of staff can meet over lunch, funded by Bucks Training Hub.

Firstly we are going to start working with Lead Nurses within you’re practices. We would greatly appreciate it if you could please send us the name and email address of your lead nurse within your practice.

We believe that these forums will be great place for the staff to voice their needs regarding training and development and also share. These workshops will be run by the leads in all the different professions and supported by the Training Hub.

New Education Standards

Dear colleague Following the publication of our new education standards on 17 May, we’re delighted to invite you to a webinar on Thursday 7 February 2019 from 12:00 to 13:00.

The aim of this webinar is explore the roles of the practice and academic assessor in more depth. I’ll be hosting the webinar along with my colleague, Rachel Mawby. We’ll give a brief overview of the relevant standards and their meaning and will then take questions from people on the webinar.

We’d be grateful if you could forward this invitation to your key practice learning partners and also to your programme leaders.

Register for this webinar here.

We hope you or a representative will be able to join us, and please do share this invite widely. You can also test to see if your system is ready for webinars. I’d also like to take this opportunity to let you know that over the next six months we’ll be producing a rolling set of content to help you implement the new standards. This will include further webinars, regular blogs on key themes and issues, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

This will be placed on our website, and also disseminated through our newsletters and social media. If you haven’t signed up to our newsletters, you can register to receive them here. If you have any questions or themes you’d like us to explore, please email:

For more information on the changes please also refer to this page here.

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