Developing the role of the physician associate 

9 June 2017, London 

This one day conference focuses on developing the role of the Physician Associate in your service, how the demonstrated benefits of the role can support you and your service and improve patient care. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference will enable you to understand the role and the benefits and practical implications in practice for deployment in your service.

Jeannie Watkins, president of the Faculty of Physician Associates, will be discussing how physician associates can help ease workforce pressures and improve patient care. 

Dr Natalie King, FRCP, consultant and Surrey and Sussex NHS trust, and head of school at KSS school of physician associates, is going to present on how to introduce physician associates to the clinical team, and the benefits of doing so. 

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The Faculty of Physician Associates Annual Conference 

18 - 19 September 2017, Royal College of Physicians, London 

Save the date for the second FPA annual conference, to take place at the RCP in September. More information on the programme to come. Watch this space to book tickets.

Call for abstracts - deadline 31 June 2017. Find out more from the RCP website. 

Annual CPD Day at KSS School of Physician Associates

2 June 2017, SASH, East Surrey Hospital, Redhill

Attend this annual CPD day at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill for 5 hours of RCP approved CPD points, at the KSS School of Physician Associates. Explore topics such as acute frailty and management of multi-morbidity, diabetes, COPD and admissions to emergency departments.

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Brighton and Sussex Medical School workshops

Discover the range of study options available to physician associates on a variety of subjects, provided by Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Many of their individual postgraduate taught modules are suitable for study on a stand-alone basis. The majority of their modules are run intensively over a five-day period, and are delivered at the University of Brighton Falmer campus or at nearby NHS centres. 

These modules and courses offer the opportunity for physician associates to gather CPD points. Physician associates may add them to their online CPD Diary, with hours spent on the course as Type 1, and any additional private study hours listed as Type 2. 

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Physician associate re-certification revision course

6-8 June 2017, St George's University of London

St George's University of London is offering its annual 3-day revision course, whcih will focus on common and serious conditions based on the Competence and Curriculum Framework (CCF) matrix. 17 hours of Type 1 CPD points are planned for this event.

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