The KSS School of Physician Associates (KSSPAS) is based at Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust and is the first of its kind. The school is recognised nationally and supports employers, qualified physician associates including students from the higher education institutes across the KSS region.
Over the next six months KSSPAS will transition to South East School of PAs when it merges with Thames Valley Wessex School of PAs.
SASH has employed physician associates since 2013 to support doctors in training and the medical rota. The trust now has 27 PAs working across different medical specialties, accident and emergency, surgery and obstetrics and gynaecology.