Welcome to SWPAN

We're delighted that you've managed to find yourself on the SWPAN website. SWPAN has been created as a central hub for physician associates (PAs) across the south west to network, stay up-to-date and contribute to the development and overall betterment of the profession.


Through the use of this website and social media we aim to connect you to your PA peers across the south west.


As we move towards regulation we aim to promote the profession to talented prospective students and forward thinking employers.

Build an Evidence-Base

With your help we aim to collect up-to-date data and case studies in order to document the expansion and impact PAs are having across the south west.

Pioneer and Innovate

2021 is due to be a historic year for the profession with regulation likely to take place in September. We aim to help facilitate this pioneering transition.

Meet your local PA ambassadors

Alex Stevens

PA-R, MSc, PGDip, PGCert (Clin Ed), BSc (Hons), FHEA
Lead HEE Physician Associate Ambassador SW and Programme Lead MSc Physician Associate Studies, UWE Bristol.

Abel Getachew

PA-R, MSc, MPH, BSc (Hons)
HEE SW Physician Associate Ambassador

How are PAs impacting the south west?


If you would like to ask us a question or just say hello you can use our contact form here.