Medical Associate Professional

carreer image The NHS has seen the emergence of new professional roles working within multi-professional teams as part of the continuing drive to provide safe, accessible and high-quality care for patients.

Medical associates work under the supervision of a doctor and are trained to perform a number of tasks including taking medical histories from patients, performing examinations and diagnosing illnesses.

Physician associates support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients.

Advanced clinical practitioners come from a range of professional backgrounds such as nursing, pharmacy, paramedics and occupational therapy. They are healthcare professionals educated to Master’s level and have developed the skills and knowledge to allow them to take on expanded roles and scope of practice caring for patients.

Their main responsibilities are to support surgeons and other professionals before, during and after surgical procedures.

As an anaesthesia associate, you’ll provide anaesthetic services to patients requiring anaesthesia, respiratory care, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and/or other emergency, life sustaining services within the anaesthesia and wider theatre and critical care environments.