The Department of Health has launched a consultation on the regulation of medical associate professions (MAPs) in the UK.
This consultation seeks views on the following proposals:
· To introduce statutory regulation for Pas.
· To seek further evidence on the most proportionate level of regulation for PA(A)s.
· To seek views on the position that statutory regulation of the SCP and ACCP roles is not proportionate, and whether alternative options for professional assurance should be considered.
The consultation also seeks initial views on prescribing responsibilities and on the most appropriate healthcare regulator should the four UK health departments decide to take forward statutory regulation for any or all of the MAP roles.
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