Your chance to meet with NPAEP Executive Director, Dr Nick Jenkins

Dr Jenkins is back in the USA and wants to hear from you. If you are near Cleveland, Seattle or New York then this is your chance to come and meet us and ask any questions you have about the program.

This week Dr Nick Jenkins is once again visiting the US in order to meet with leading providers and discuss our exciting program of work. Dr Jenkins will also host open meetings in each city he visits in order to answer your questions.

Dr Jenkins will be in Cleveland on Tuesday 20 January, Seattle on Thursday 22 January and New York on Friday 23 January.

Preliminary times and venues:

Cleveland: 10am – 11am The Westin Hotel (777 Saint Clair Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114) and again 2pm – 3pm (Intercontinental Hotel, 9801 Carnegie Avenue Cleveland, Ohio, 44106) on January 20.
Seattle: Room 340 UDistrict Building, University of Washington (45th and 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98105) from 2pm – 5pm on January 22 and again in the evening in downtown Seattle (exact location will be posted on twitter)
New York: January 23, time and venue to be arranged – keep an eye on our twitter page!

Please note some of these details may change so be sure to keep up to date with where Dr Jenkins will be on twitter.

This is an open invitation, there is no need to book simply come down and ask all those burning questions you have about the program. Dr Jenkins is on hand to tell you more about life and practice in the UK, the aims of the program and what we are looking for from potential candidates.

So if you’re in Cleveland, Seattle or New York, then come along and find out more about NPAEP – we look forward to seeing you there.

Dr Nick Jenkins in the USA

This week NPAEP Director, Dr Nick Jenkins, is over in the US in order to meet with some of America’s largest healthcare providers and publicise the National Physician Associate Expansion Programme.

Nick has a hectic schedule which will see him board 8 different flights, take meetings in four US cities and clock up over 10,000 miles – and all in the space of three days!

This epic trip will allow Nick to discuss NPAEP with a number of senior leaders within large US healthcare organisations. We hope that this will not only raise awareness of the programme but will also spark some interest in the once-in-a-lifetime secondment opportunities we are offering to US PAs.

We are offering US PA employers the opportunity to work with us and second a small number of their PAs to the programme. US PAs will gain invaluable experience of the NHS in England building expertise and knowledge in a variety of specialties and giving them the opportunity to foster international professional relationships at all levels.


Keep up with Nick’s progress on Twitter: @NHS_PAs

Do you have any contacts over in the US who might be interested in working with us? Please get involved – see more information on our website or contact us with further information!

What is the National Physician Associates Expansion Programme?

The National Physician Associates Expansion Programme or ‘NPAEP’ is a specialist NHS transformation programme that has been created in order to expand the numbers of Physician Associates working in the NHS.

Through a dramatic increase in the numbers of Physician Associates we hope to be able to demonstrate the significant benefits that the use of Physician Associates will bring to patients, to NHS Trusts and to fellow NHS colleagues.

In order to successfully expand the numbers of Physician Associates we are focused on two core objectives

Recruiting experienced Physician Associates from the USA

We want to take 200 Physician Associates from the USA and deploy them in 4 regions around England.

There are currently around 100,000 Physician Associates practicing in the US where the role has been established for over 50 years. Local piecemeal attempts to deploy Physician Associates has succeeded in part. However, in order for the health service to see a transformational change and realise the benefits that a significant increase in the numbers of Physician Associates could achieve we will bring in a large cohort from the US now.

Developing the architecture to train a sustainable supply of Physician Associates here in the UK

We want to support Higher Education Institutions to expand delivery of Physician Associates training programmes in order to meet the needs of their local health communities.

We will firmly establish the market for Physician Associates within the NHS and demonstrate the need for increased capacity within Physician Associates training. Over time, the expanding Physician Associates programmes within England will produce graduates who can train alongside, and eventually replace, the US Physician Associates.