We have welcomed a new member of staff, her name is Michelle Powell.
She is a Physicians Associate which is a relatively new role in South Warwickshire but PAs have been practising in the UK for over 10 years.
Physician Associates are medically trained, generalist healthcare professionals, who work alongside doctors, physicians, GPs and surgeons and provide medical care as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team.
Michelle qualified last summer and has already been working in general practice since then. She will initially need some GP supervision whilst she settles in but will eventually be able to work independently.
Michelle will be able to see a wide variety of patients ,along the lines of what a GP would see. She will be working Monday- Friday and will provide a great deal of support to our existing general practice team.
She will be a great addition to us here at Abbey and we look forward to having her on board.