Senior Lecturer & Clinical Placement Lead, Physician Associate, MSc
Department of Paramedic Science and Physician Associate
tel: 01905 54 2208
Kate Straughton graduated as a physician associate (PA) from the first cohort at the University of Birmingham. She is working at the University of Worcester as lecturer and Clinical Placement Lead, and has an honorary role at Wye Valley NHS Trust, Hereford in acute medicine. Kate has worked in acute medicine since qualifying in 2009 in both a busy university teaching hospital and also rural district general hospitals.
Kate has been involved in the wider PA profession since 2008 where she became student representative of the UK Association of Physician Associates (UKAPA) and is currently immediate past president of the organisation. She is involved in the development of the Faculty of Physician Associates within the Royal College of Physicians and continues to be part of the development team looking towards statutory regulation of the profession.