Simulation and TEL – local leads by region

Find details of your local simulation and technology enhanced learning (TEL) leads and activities.

Lead - Dr Helen Bailie

Lead - Dr Susannah Pawley

Lead - Prof Ben Shaw

The Mersey lead is interested in contact from those active in Simulation/TEL the Mersey region. 

Lead - Dr Mehrengise Cooper

 

The London School of Paediatrics Simulation Group formed in 2009, and meets regularly. We are a Pan-London group comprised of consultants (including General Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, PICU), paediatric trainees, Resuscitation training officers,  and Allied Health Professionals.  

We have developed and run a two day course for all ST3 trainees on Full Immersion simulation training, and Part-task/Communication training for several years, and this has evolved into a programme including ST1 trainees and nursing staff for our 2014-2015 programme.  Alongside this we have developed a modular Faculty Development Programme in order to develop faculty to support this programme, and to further develop simulation training in all paediatric units in London.  This has been very successful and now there is simulation training taking place in every paediatric unit in London.

In 2014, we have run our first course on Return to Acute Paediatrics for trainees returning from maternity leave, and Out of Programme experiences (including research).  This will now be run out as a regular Pan-London programme for the multi-professional paediatric team.

Lead - Dr Mehrengise Cooper

The London School of Paediatrics Simulation Group formed in 2009, and meets regularly. We are a Pan-London group comprised of consultants (including General Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, PICU), paediatric trainees, Resuscitation training officers,  and Allied Health Professionals. 

We have developed and run a two day course for all ST3 trainees on Full Immersion simulation training, and Part-task/Communication training for several years, and this has evolved into a programme including ST1 trainees and nursing staff for our 2014-2015 programme.  Alongside this we have developed a modular Faculty Development Programme in order to develop faculty to support this programme, and to further develop simulation training in all paediatric units in London.  This has been very successful and now there is simulation training taking place in every paediatric unit in London.

In 2014, we have run our first course on Return to Acute Paediatrics for trainees returning from maternity leave, and Out of Programme experiences (including research).  This will now be run out as a regular Pan-London programme for the multi-professional paediatric team.

Lead - Dr Ralph Mackinnon

To find out more about simulation in the North Western region please visit their website: www.northwestsimulation.org.uk

Leads - Dr Niall Mullen and Dr Siri Gautam

My name is Niall Mullen. I am a consultant in paediatric emergency medicine at Sunderland Hospital.

I am the RCPCH lead for simulation in the North-East. I am also the Paediatric Lead for the North East Simulation Network 

In the region we have established a regular high fidelity fully immersive paediatric simulation training programme for ST3 and ST 7-8 trainees.

In addition we have secured funding to run two Train the Trainers’ Courses to train paediatric simulation facilitators so that simulation based medical education is available to child health professionals across the north-east.

Our simulation training programme is a novel collaborative programme run in conjunction with Northumbria University. A summary can be found here.

I have co-authored a Faculty Development Programme which we hope will ensure quality simulation training in the region.

I also run in house low fidelity simulation teaching sessions. These occur on a weekly basis & have had excellent educational feedback as well as identification and correction of latent errors. This was presented as a poster at the ASPiH conference. The poster can be found here.

To be updated shortly 

Lead - Dr Mehrengise Cooper

The London School of Paediatrics Simulation Group formed in 2009, and meets regularly. We are a Pan-London group comprised of consultants (including General Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, PICU), paediatric trainees, Resuscitation training officers, and Allied Health Professionals.

We have developed and run a two day course for all ST3 trainees on Full Immersion simulation training, and Part-task/Communication training for several years, and this has evolved into a programme including ST1 trainees and nursing staff for our 2014-2015 programme.  Alongside this we have developed a modular Faculty Development Programme in order to develop faculty to support this programme, and to further develop simulation training in all paediatric units in London.  This has been very successful and now there is simulation training taking place in every paediatric unit in London.

In 2014, we have run our first course on Return to Acute Paediatrics for trainees returning from maternity leave, and Out of Programme experiences (including research).  This will now be run out as a regular Pan-London programme for the multi-professional paediatric team.

Lead - Dr David Bartle

Simulation in Health Education Southwest is delivered across the old Peninsula and Severn Deaneries. There are courses run centrally for trainees at various stages of their training as well as extensive local in situ training. The regional courses include Key Competencies course for ST1/2 trainees, Neonatal Step up to registrar course for ST3 trainees, Paediatric Step up to registrar course for ST3/4 trainees and COPE (Confidence in Paediatric Emergencies) for ST4/5. These are run mainly out of the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre http://www.bmsc.co.uk/. Most hospitals in the southwest are now delivering regular paediatric training using both high and low fidelity mannequins. We are currently ensuring that sufficient faculty are trained in order that on-going delivery can be reliably delivered.

Lead - Dr David Bartle

Simulation in Health Education Southwest is delivered across the old Peninsula and Severn Deaneries. There are courses run centrally for trainees at various stages of their training as well as extensive local in situ training. The regional courses include Key Competencies course for ST1/2 trainees, Neonatal Step up to registrar course for ST3 trainees, Paediatric Step up to registrar course for ST3/4 trainees and COPE (Confidence in Paediatric Emergencies) for ST4/5. These are run mainly out of the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre http://www.bmsc.co.uk/. Most hospitals in the southwest are now delivering regular paediatric training using both high and low fidelity mannequins. We are currently ensuring that sufficient faculty are trained in order that on-going delivery can be reliably delivered.

Lead - Dr Kim Sykes

In the Wessex region, there is great enthusiasm for Simulation as an educational tool  in both Paediatric and Neonatal training.

During run through training, trainees take part in the Paediatric Regional Education Programme (PREP) which has a dedicated simulation slot on each training day. There is a set programme for each year and this is used to take trainees from emergency management scenarios in PREP 1 (ST1-3) through team leadership in PREP 2 (ST4-5) to Human Factors training in PREP 3 (ST6-8). Alongside this we run a faculty development course to inspire new trainers to develop their skills and so make the PREP programme sustainable. 

Outreach training in the care of critically unwell neonates and children is well established in Wessex. The region has taken a 'team approach' to this training and places on courses are allocated to teams rather than individuals ensuring  the multidisciplinary approach to the patient  is entrenched in training. This approach has been hugely successful and we are now able to offer in-situ team training Outreach days to our referring hospitals. We have also developed a novel and very successful  'children-as-simulated-patients' programme which engages real children in high fidelity simulation work. 

Lead - Dr Chrisantha Halahakoon

TEL

Dr Helen Goodyear and I managed to secure a Health Education West Midlands bid and trained 52 clinicians (consultants, ANNPs and senior nurses) to be champions in neonatal simulation so that they are able to take neonatal simulation forwards in their own neonatal units. Ther are unit leads in each units. Five training the trainer courses were accesses (two from Leicester and three from Coventry) between January to July 2013 to train staff. Most neonatal units now in West Midlands have got their own high fidelity dolls.

The aim is to change the culture in the units to improve multi disciplinary  working and communication to improve patient safety.

A follow up meeting of the instructors was held to discuss about a standardised approach to neonatal simulation across Midlands. There were workshops to discuss challenges and participants discussed the action and took responsibilirty to action some of those issues.

A neonatal simulation trainers' web site has been created to enable trainers to access the information that is required and also to improve communication. All three net work leads  in simulation (Staffordshire, Shropshire & Black Country New Born and Maternity net work-SSBCN-Chrisantha Halahakoon, South West Midlands Maternity and New Born net work-SWMMNN- Alex Philpott and Central New Born net work-CNN-Richard DeBoer) work together to make this project a success.


Simulation

Current activities:

  • We have set up and completed first year of 2 simulation programmes: ST3-registrar readiness and Returning to work. Both have done very well when evaluated and continue to be supported by the LETB (Deanery) 
  • We have just advertised and appointed our first Paediatric Simulation Fellow (will commence in March for 12/12) this has been funded through the Deanery to develop simulation further across the region

Leads Dr Jonathan Cusack (neonatology); Dr James Whitelaw (paediatrics)

Leads - Dr Hannah Shore 

Yorkshire and Humber school of paediatrics is alive with simulation training.

At the start of their training all trainees in the region attend a day of practical induction around cannulation, bag valve mask technique and lumbar puncture. In ST1 and 2 they attend paediatric and neonatal themed simulation days as part of the region wide mandatory STEPP ( ST education programme in Paediatrics) training programme.

In ST3 all trainees are mandated to attend our Yorkshire Immersive Paediatrics simulation (YIPS) day where they get to act up as a registrar for the day and get feedback on their clinical and team management skills. Linked into this we have just started running a multidisciplinary human factors training course.

In ST4 and 5 the trainees attend simulation days as part of their Diploma in Child health.

For the more senior trainees we run a pre-consultant simulation day with scenarios aimed at the soon to be consultant. We also run a neonatal training day, 3 times per year, for all neonatal grid trainees or those with an interest in neonatology. This has now been linked in with the locally run Advanced neonatal nurse practitioner course to make it multidisciplinary. We are exploring other avenues to make these courses more multidisciplinary.

Within our region we currently have 6 simulation fellows who are key to delivering this successful programme and also driving forward and extensive in situ training programme in all hospitals in conjunction with our local ODNs and the Embrace transport service.

Lead - Dr Roger Alcock

Lead - Dr Roger Alcock

Lead - Dr Roger Alcock

Lead - Dr Roger Alcock

Torsten Hildebrandt, Chair - Welsh Paediatric Simulation Group

 

Paediatric and Neonatal Simulation in Wales

The Welsh Paediatric Simulation Group was established in March 2013. All Paediatric and Neonatal Units in Wales are represented in the group consisting of Paediatric Consultants, Neonatologists and Senior Nurses. Facilitators in all units are trained in advanced simulation including structured debriefing techniques.The programme is closely linked to the RCPCH Curriculum for Paediatric Training 2010 (General Paediatrics and Neonatal Medicine). There are 4 different days, 2 for Paediatrics and 2 for Neonatology. Each day consists of a series of brief workshops and up to 5 scenarios delivered using high fidelity simulators. All information regarding the programme can be found at http://wpsg.co/.

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East of England

Lead - Dr Helen Bailie

Kent, Surrey & Sussex

Lead - Dr Susannah Pawley

Mersey

Lead - Prof Ben Shaw

The Mersey lead is interested in contact from those active in Simulation/TEL the Mersey region. 

North Central & East London

Lead - Dr Mehrengise Cooper

 

The London School of Paediatrics Simulation Group formed in 2009, and meets regularly. We are a Pan-London group comprised of consultants (including General Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, PICU), paediatric trainees, Resuscitation training officers,  and Allied Health Professionals.  

We have developed and run a two day course for all ST3 trainees on Full Immersion simulation training, and Part-task/Communication training for several years, and this has evolved into a programme including ST1 trainees and nursing staff for our 2014-2015 programme.  Alongside this we have developed a modular Faculty Development Programme in order to develop faculty to support this programme, and to further develop simulation training in all paediatric units in London.  This has been very successful and now there is simulation training taking place in every paediatric unit in London.

In 2014, we have run our first course on Return to Acute Paediatrics for trainees returning from maternity leave, and Out of Programme experiences (including research).  This will now be run out as a regular Pan-London programme for the multi-professional paediatric team.

North West London

Lead - Dr Mehrengise Cooper

The London School of Paediatrics Simulation Group formed in 2009, and meets regularly. We are a Pan-London group comprised of consultants (including General Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, PICU), paediatric trainees, Resuscitation training officers,  and Allied Health Professionals. 

We have developed and run a two day course for all ST3 trainees on Full Immersion simulation training, and Part-task/Communication training for several years, and this has evolved into a programme including ST1 trainees and nursing staff for our 2014-2015 programme.  Alongside this we have developed a modular Faculty Development Programme in order to develop faculty to support this programme, and to further develop simulation training in all paediatric units in London.  This has been very successful and now there is simulation training taking place in every paediatric unit in London.

In 2014, we have run our first course on Return to Acute Paediatrics for trainees returning from maternity leave, and Out of Programme experiences (including research).  This will now be run out as a regular Pan-London programme for the multi-professional paediatric team.

North Western

Lead - Dr Ralph Mackinnon

To find out more about simulation in the North Western region please visit their website: www.northwestsimulation.org.uk

Northern

Leads - Dr Niall Mullen and Dr Siri Gautam

My name is Niall Mullen. I am a consultant in paediatric emergency medicine at Sunderland Hospital.

I am the RCPCH lead for simulation in the North-East. I am also the Paediatric Lead for the North East Simulation Network 

In the region we have established a regular high fidelity fully immersive paediatric simulation training programme for ST3 and ST 7-8 trainees.

In addition we have secured funding to run two Train the Trainers’ Courses to train paediatric simulation facilitators so that simulation based medical education is available to child health professionals across the north-east.

Our simulation training programme is a novel collaborative programme run in conjunction with Northumbria University. A summary can be found here.

I have co-authored a Faculty Development Programme which we hope will ensure quality simulation training in the region.

I also run in house low fidelity simulation teaching sessions. These occur on a weekly basis & have had excellent educational feedback as well as identification and correction of latent errors. This was presented as a poster at the ASPiH conference. The poster can be found here.

Oxford

To be updated shortly 

South London

Lead - Dr Mehrengise Cooper

The London School of Paediatrics Simulation Group formed in 2009, and meets regularly. We are a Pan-London group comprised of consultants (including General Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, PICU), paediatric trainees, Resuscitation training officers, and Allied Health Professionals.

We have developed and run a two day course for all ST3 trainees on Full Immersion simulation training, and Part-task/Communication training for several years, and this has evolved into a programme including ST1 trainees and nursing staff for our 2014-2015 programme.  Alongside this we have developed a modular Faculty Development Programme in order to develop faculty to support this programme, and to further develop simulation training in all paediatric units in London.  This has been very successful and now there is simulation training taking place in every paediatric unit in London.

In 2014, we have run our first course on Return to Acute Paediatrics for trainees returning from maternity leave, and Out of Programme experiences (including research).  This will now be run out as a regular Pan-London programme for the multi-professional paediatric team.

South West (Peninsula)

Lead - Dr David Bartle

Simulation in Health Education Southwest is delivered across the old Peninsula and Severn Deaneries. There are courses run centrally for trainees at various stages of their training as well as extensive local in situ training. The regional courses include Key Competencies course for ST1/2 trainees, Neonatal Step up to registrar course for ST3 trainees, Paediatric Step up to registrar course for ST3/4 trainees and COPE (Confidence in Paediatric Emergencies) for ST4/5. These are run mainly out of the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre http://www.bmsc.co.uk/. Most hospitals in the southwest are now delivering regular paediatric training using both high and low fidelity mannequins. We are currently ensuring that sufficient faculty are trained in order that on-going delivery can be reliably delivered.

South West (Severn)

Lead - Dr David Bartle

Simulation in Health Education Southwest is delivered across the old Peninsula and Severn Deaneries. There are courses run centrally for trainees at various stages of their training as well as extensive local in situ training. The regional courses include Key Competencies course for ST1/2 trainees, Neonatal Step up to registrar course for ST3 trainees, Paediatric Step up to registrar course for ST3/4 trainees and COPE (Confidence in Paediatric Emergencies) for ST4/5. These are run mainly out of the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre http://www.bmsc.co.uk/. Most hospitals in the southwest are now delivering regular paediatric training using both high and low fidelity mannequins. We are currently ensuring that sufficient faculty are trained in order that on-going delivery can be reliably delivered.

Wessex

Lead - Dr Kim Sykes

In the Wessex region, there is great enthusiasm for Simulation as an educational tool  in both Paediatric and Neonatal training.

During run through training, trainees take part in the Paediatric Regional Education Programme (PREP) which has a dedicated simulation slot on each training day. There is a set programme for each year and this is used to take trainees from emergency management scenarios in PREP 1 (ST1-3) through team leadership in PREP 2 (ST4-5) to Human Factors training in PREP 3 (ST6-8). Alongside this we run a faculty development course to inspire new trainers to develop their skills and so make the PREP programme sustainable. 

Outreach training in the care of critically unwell neonates and children is well established in Wessex. The region has taken a 'team approach' to this training and places on courses are allocated to teams rather than individuals ensuring  the multidisciplinary approach to the patient  is entrenched in training. This approach has been hugely successful and we are now able to offer in-situ team training Outreach days to our referring hospitals. We have also developed a novel and very successful  'children-as-simulated-patients' programme which engages real children in high fidelity simulation work. 

West Midlands

Lead - Dr Chrisantha Halahakoon

TEL

Dr Helen Goodyear and I managed to secure a Health Education West Midlands bid and trained 52 clinicians (consultants, ANNPs and senior nurses) to be champions in neonatal simulation so that they are able to take neonatal simulation forwards in their own neonatal units. Ther are unit leads in each units. Five training the trainer courses were accesses (two from Leicester and three from Coventry) between January to July 2013 to train staff. Most neonatal units now in West Midlands have got their own high fidelity dolls.

The aim is to change the culture in the units to improve multi disciplinary  working and communication to improve patient safety.

A follow up meeting of the instructors was held to discuss about a standardised approach to neonatal simulation across Midlands. There were workshops to discuss challenges and participants discussed the action and took responsibilirty to action some of those issues.

A neonatal simulation trainers' web site has been created to enable trainers to access the information that is required and also to improve communication. All three net work leads  in simulation (Staffordshire, Shropshire & Black Country New Born and Maternity net work-SSBCN-Chrisantha Halahakoon, South West Midlands Maternity and New Born net work-SWMMNN- Alex Philpott and Central New Born net work-CNN-Richard DeBoer) work together to make this project a success.


Simulation

Current activities:

  • We have set up and completed first year of 2 simulation programmes: ST3-registrar readiness and Returning to work. Both have done very well when evaluated and continue to be supported by the LETB (Deanery) 
  • We have just advertised and appointed our first Paediatric Simulation Fellow (will commence in March for 12/12) this has been funded through the Deanery to develop simulation further across the region

East Midlands

Leads Dr Jonathan Cusack (neonatology); Dr James Whitelaw (paediatrics)

Yorkshire & Humber

Leads - Dr Hannah Shore 

Yorkshire and Humber school of paediatrics is alive with simulation training.

At the start of their training all trainees in the region attend a day of practical induction around cannulation, bag valve mask technique and lumbar puncture. In ST1 and 2 they attend paediatric and neonatal themed simulation days as part of the region wide mandatory STEPP ( ST education programme in Paediatrics) training programme.

In ST3 all trainees are mandated to attend our Yorkshire Immersive Paediatrics simulation (YIPS) day where they get to act up as a registrar for the day and get feedback on their clinical and team management skills. Linked into this we have just started running a multidisciplinary human factors training course.

In ST4 and 5 the trainees attend simulation days as part of their Diploma in Child health.

For the more senior trainees we run a pre-consultant simulation day with scenarios aimed at the soon to be consultant. We also run a neonatal training day, 3 times per year, for all neonatal grid trainees or those with an interest in neonatology. This has now been linked in with the locally run Advanced neonatal nurse practitioner course to make it multidisciplinary. We are exploring other avenues to make these courses more multidisciplinary.

Within our region we currently have 6 simulation fellows who are key to delivering this successful programme and also driving forward and extensive in situ training programme in all hospitals in conjunction with our local ODNs and the Embrace transport service.

Northern Ireland

Leads - Dr Stan Craig and Dr Sharon Christie

Scotland (East)

Lead - Dr Roger Alcock

Scotland (North)

Lead - Dr Roger Alcock

Scotland (South East)

Lead - Dr Roger Alcock

Scotland (West)

Lead - Dr Roger Alcock

Wales

Torsten Hildebrandt, Chair - Welsh Paediatric Simulation Group

 

Paediatric and Neonatal Simulation in Wales

The Welsh Paediatric Simulation Group was established in March 2013. All Paediatric and Neonatal Units in Wales are represented in the group consisting of Paediatric Consultants, Neonatologists and Senior Nurses. Facilitators in all units are trained in advanced simulation including structured debriefing techniques.The programme is closely linked to the RCPCH Curriculum for Paediatric Training 2010 (General Paediatrics and Neonatal Medicine). There are 4 different days, 2 for Paediatrics and 2 for Neonatology. Each day consists of a series of brief workshops and up to 5 scenarios delivered using high fidelity simulators. All information regarding the programme can be found at http://wpsg.co/.