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Rachel Clarke: In innumerable NHS hospitals physician associates – 2 year degree, no medical school – are being used to replace doctors on on-call rotas
Mar 19, 2024, 23:39

Rachel Clarke: In innumerable NHS hospitals physician associates – 2 year degree, no medical school – are being used to replace doctors on on-call rotas

Rachel Clarke, Palliative Care Doctor and Writer, shared the following post by Janet Eastham, Investigations Reporter at Telegraph, on X, adding the following:

“In innumerable NHS hospitals physician associates – 2 year degree, no medical school – are being used to replace doctors on on-call rotas.

This is a patient safety scandal.

These trusts are colluding with a govt agenda to replace doctors with doctor substitutes.

Please read.”

Quoting Janet Eastham’s post:

“NEW: NHS England orders hospitals to stop using physician associates to cover doctors’ shifts after Telegraph investigation reveals that the practice is widespread.”

Read further.
Source: Rachel Clarke/X and Janet Eastham/X