The Department of Health (DH) has launched a ten-week public consultation on proposals to consider regulation of four Medical Associate Professions (MAPs): Mapping out our future
- physician associate (PA)
- physicians’ assistant (anaesthesia) (PA(A))
- surgical care practitioner (SCP)
- advanced critical care practitioner (ACCP)
As these professionals become more widely employed in the health service, it is necessary to explore the options for professional regulation.
The MAPs regulation work has been governed through the HEE MAPs Oversight Board, the members of which have worked with HEE to submit advice to the DH on the case for regulation of the MAPs.
HEE has worked with the DH on the public consultation, which will inform the final decision on the most appropriate regulatory regime required for the four MAPs to protect the public. HEE firmly maintains the belief that all four professions should be regulated under the MAPs ‘umbrella’.