With regards to the training of doctors under MTI scheme, it is highly unlikely that these doctors would get any hands-on experience to do procedures like endoscopy, bronchoscopy, coronary angiograms etc, as the doctors already in training in UK find it difficult to get ample hands-on experience in EWTD setting.
The WSTs for the planes will be contractor-provided; programs for the helicopters are already underway, with General Electric building the MH-53J WST (supplemented by a modified EWTD from AAI) and CAE-Link providing the system for the MH-60G.
In a recent study by the British Medical Association (BMA) it was revealed that junior doctors now spend more time on paperwork than they do on training; a shocking state of affairs in many cases attributable to the EWTD.
But many remain unconvinced the EWTD has achieved these objectives and some even go so far as to argue that it has reduced training opportunities for doctors, worsened the quality of training available and even increased the risk to patients.
The surge in concerns comes against the background of the EWTD, the introduction of the Medical Training Application Service (MTAS) and the ongoing problems persuading junior doctors to continue their training in Wales.