Staffordshire Physician Associate Internship

About the course

North Staffordshire GP Federation in partnership with University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust have developed a Staffordshire Physician Associate Internship, the scheme now includes other secondary care providers and a growing list of enthusiastic GP practices across the county.

Internship the role

We are delighted to be offering a 1 year Internship working across primary and secondary care in Staffordshire.  This is an innovative idea to give newly qualified or 1st year post qualifying Physician Associates the chance to work in joint roles across both general practice and in acute and mental health Trusts, which we see as highly attractive and provides a wide spectrum of experience and competency opportunities to potential applicants.

The Physician Associate roles are new positions and will work 3 days per week in General Practice supporting a team of general practitioners and primary care staff; and 2 days per week working in an acute and / or mental health setting supporting a team of consultants, junior doctors and nursing staff.

Support we will offer

In addition to the training and support provided with the joint roles, the internship offers you an excellent opportunity to attend weekly ½ day educational sessions to complete a bespoke Primary Care Syllabus for those PAs particularly in their first 1-2 years post qualifying.  You will also have the opportunity to work towards accreditation of the educational package at PGCert level. This also allows you to network with all PAs on the internship on a weekly basis

Role / Cohort Start

For the first cohort we recruited 3 PAs (with a further 2 deferments) commencing October 2017.  For our second cohort we recruited a further 7 PAs commencing in March 2018. We are now looking at further intakes for both June and September 2018

What you will need to apply

The post holder must hold a science-related degree prior to graduating from an established UK Physician Associate Training programme, which follows the Department of Health’s Competence Curriculum Framework. The candidate would have to successfully passed the UK National Physician Associate Examination and should be registered with the Managed Voluntary Register for Physician Associates.

The posts would suit newly qualified or 1st year post qualifying Physician Associates looking to work in a very exciting, very rewarding but demanding environment. You must be able to demonstrate your commitment to working in Staffordshire.


The Salary (2016/17) for the internship £30,661 (mid point band 6). Please note on successful completion of the PA internship there will be career opportunities to move into a role in primary and secondary care across Staffordshire.

Contact Us:

For informal discussions and details to apply please contact Lucy Minshull on: