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Welsh Institute for Minimal Access Therapy (WIMAT)

Providing multi-disciplinary training courses across a range of surgical and medical specialties.

WIMAT is part of Cardiff University School of Medicine and runs multi-disciplinary training courses across a range of surgical and medical specialties.

Statement from Cardiff University

Cardiff University has been informed that the model for clinical skills training in Wales is changing to meet the needs of the clinical workforce in Wales. As a result of this Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) decision, infrastructure funding will be reallocated away from Cardiff University to support the new approach to training from April 2024.

Cardiff University are working collaboratively with HEIW and other partners to consider sustainable solutions for the delivery of wider clinical /surgical skills. At this moment in time, we are unable to confirm where clinical skills training will be delivered after December 2023. Further updates will be provided as soon as they are available via the HEIW website.

Itinerary and booking arrangements for NHS Wales endoscopy education and training from April 2024 onwards are currently being finalised. To register your interest email

Courses for surgical trainees commissioned by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) such as surgical bootcamp will continue to be provided at sites across Wales as in 2023. Trainees will be informed of courses by their Training Programme Director as usual.

Our comprehensive educational programme includes basic, intermediate and advanced level courses.

Our in-house facilities include an up-to-date surgical skills training lab comprising 10 fully equipped training stations, with simulation models.

We are located in Cardiff Medicentre, on the site of the University Hospital of Wales.