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Anaesthesia Associates and Physician Associates: Regulation

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 7943, tabled on 24 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his planned timetable is for bringing forward draft legislation to regulate physician associates and anaesthesia associates.

Answered on

6 June 2022

We are analysing the responses to the ‘Regulating healthcare professionals, protecting the public’ consultation and working with stakeholders on the approach to reforming the legal framework for the regulation of healthcare professionals in the United Kingdom. We plan to publish the consultation response in due course, setting out further detail on the proposals, including the timing and sequencing of these reforms. Work to bring physician associates into regulation continues and we plan to consult on draft legislation later this year.

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