Why are UK doctors taking legal action against their own medical board?

The BMA is alarmed that non-doctors are now being classed as medical professionals.
Professor Philip Banfield. Photo: BMA.

One of the questions bamboozling doctors in the UK is why the country’s medical board is about to start regulating unregistered practitioners pretending to be doctors.

Yes, physician associates, the new workforce who are being trained via a two-year master’s degree to work in the NHS providing services ranging from administering anaesthesia to working with GPs.