MTI can cover virtually any medical post as long as it is designed to deliver training and education that will benefit the overseas-based appointee, and that they intend to return home at the end.
The MTI benefits the NHS. It makes financial sense by reducing locum costs. The MTI also helps hospitals fill rotas gaps, which has been exacerbated by the limiting effects of the European Working Time Directive and the New Deal on junior doctors’ hours of work. High quality doctors from overseas that speak excellent English make a valuable contribution to the UK health service. Just one MTI candidate can make a substantial difference to a hospital’s ability to provide the best training for junior doctors and an around the clock consultant led service for patients.Sir Richard ThompsonPresident of the Royal College of Physicians