Medical Associate Professions


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

The Medical Associate Professions enhance the workforce, performing a range of tasks traditionally associated with doctors in training. They do not replace junior doctors but play their own part in bridging skills gaps, retaining skills and knowledge within teams, and maintaining continuity of care.

See the videos and case studies to find out more.


Use the links below to explore more about each of the Medical Associate Professional roles on the Health Careers website run by Health Education England.

Videos and case studies

Introduction to the Medical Associate Professions

Physicians Associates in General Practice

Further information

Who are Physicians Associates?

Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

Royal College of Surgeons

Association of Anaesthesia Associates

Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCOA)