Reference 2019-397

REF:           2019-397

Subject:       Physician associates

 

Request:

1) Does the Trust employ physician associates?

2) If the Trust employs physician associates, please answer the following questions:

a) Does your Trust use an electronic prescribing system or paper based drug charts?

b) Are physician associates allowed to propose medications on the electronic system, to be approved by a prescriber?

c) Are physician associates allowed to transcribe patient medications onto drug charts or electronic prescribing systems, for authorisation by a prescriber?

d) Are physician associates allowed to write or sign discharge letters?

 

 

Response:

1) Does the Trust employ physician associates?

 

There is no one with a job title of Physician Associate on ESR.
2) If the Trust employs physician associates, please answer the following questions:
a) Does your Trust use an electronic prescribing system or paper based drug charts? Paper drug charts
b) Are physician associates allowed to propose medications on the electronic system, to be approved by a prescriber? N/A
c) Are physician associates allowed to transcribe patient medications onto drug charts or electronic prescribing systems, for authorisation by a prescriber? No
d) Are physician associates allowed to write or sign discharge letters? No