Saw this on the web. Birmingham University and Wolverhampton University have announced plans to start courses to train the first British physician assistants, in a bid to relieve pressure on doctors working in the NHS. "The great thing about PAs [physician assistants] is that they are highly skilled and can work in general practice, seeing the majority of what we see, explained Ian Walton, a general practitioner. Is this similar to the role planned for CMTs? If so, it looks promising.