Staffing changes

We are gradually extending our faculty team this year helped by funding from HE(KSS) who are supporting the appointment of further Teaching Fellows in simulation.

Dr Nikki Dearnley is extending her post with the faculty for 2017-18, combining this part time with clinical commitments and completion of her MSc research on the experiences of novice simulation  faculty.

We are interviewing next month for a Senior Teaching Fellow in Simulation to work part time with us (0.4 WTE) to develop the course and provide more CPD opportunities for busy healthcare staff in the region.



Several of our students have successfully completed the PG Cert in Simulation in Clinical practice -Well Done to our first official cohort! Some are going onto complete other modules as part of the MSc in Clinical Education.

The feedback on the course from both students and the external examiner alike  was very good.


Teaching Fellows in Simulation (BSMS)

There are three Teaching Fellow positions about to be advertised within the next two weeks through HE (KSS) and the University of Sussex. These roles are fixed term (12 months) as an ‘out of programme experience’ working at BSMS in the Department of Medical Education under the supervision of Dr Wesley Scott-Smith. All of these roles will include a contribution to teaching within the department whilst the successful applicant with complete a PG certificate in Simulation, or the PG cert in Medical Education (funded).

Each role will include a research component related to either SBME or other teaching responsibilities.

Applicants must be medically trained and have some experience of PG education and engagement with simulation.


Funding for simulation modules 2017

Yet again HEE (KSS) has agreed to support student bursaries for the two simulation modules in the PG Certificate at BSMS. In addition to bursaries we will be able to appoint another Teaching Fellow in Simulation in the department of medical education from September 2017 onwards. This post will support both the simulation teaching programmes and the Physician Associate studies whilst focussing upon a project studying the provision of ‘in situ’ simulation across the KSS region.

Applications are welcomed and interviews will start on May 16th.


Simulation Framework document from ASPiH

ASPiH unveiled the new standards framework and guidance document last week at the national conference in Bristol. Use the following link to view this document:

Simulation Hub Meeting Nov 2nd

The next meeting of the Sussex Simulation Hub will be on Wednesday, 2nd November at 12.30pm on the Falmer site (University of Brighton), Room TBC. A light lunch will be available. Please let Andy Collins know of your attendance.