Conference News at Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Registration is now open for the Annual Health Conference, “Innovating Clinical Practice” at BSMS on Thursday 3rd December, 2015.

Key Note Speakers will be Professor Val Wass OBE, Emeritus Professor of Medical Education and Professor Elizabeth Hughes, Director of education and Health Education (London and South East).

For Further information please email

Conjoined Validation

The final part of the validation process for the PG Cert will be completed in September 2015, and from then onwards applicants should no longer use the single module forms, unless they intend to complete a single module for CPD purposes.


Feedback on the ‘Principles and Practice in Simulation’ module

“Dear Wesley and Martin,

I thought I would write to say an enormous thank you for a most enjoyable few days on the simulation module recently.  The group of candidates have been great together which must surely be regarded as a compliment to the faculty.

 I thought that the structure to the debrief module was excellent.   I found value in most if not all the components of the module.  Personally I think I have a greater understanding of the power of and the purpose of the debrief as a result of the opportunity to explore the different components of the debrief as laid out in the structure.  Particularly memorable components are exploring the understanding of aspects of feedback and the reflective practice”.

From one of the participants on the last module (with permission):


New Workshops for 2015

There will be a series of one day workshops available during this year which will cover the following topics for members of the NHS workforce:

  1. Feedback and Debriefing in Education (March 25th)
  2. Human Factors in Simulation Based Education
  3. Peer Observation of Teaching (POT) Training
  4. Team work using simulation

For all of these courses there will be a limited number of funded places. Dates for the workshops will be posted on this website.



Feedback & Debriefing Module MDM 149 (taught component)

The taught component of the F&D module was completed earlier this week with a good response and evaluation  from the particpants. Presentations for the Work Based Project will complete the module on March 12th.

The final stage in validation of the PG Cert will take place in March 2015.

Further modular dates for both simulation based modules will be posted on this site soon, and it is anticpated that late June will be the next oportunity to enrol on MDM 148 (Principles and Practice), and then again in November.

Places on modules in 2015

The Feedback and Debriefing module (MDM149) begins on January 19th in Mayfield House, University of Brighton, and commisioned places are still available.  Please use the single module application form as outlined in the applications for study section on this site, and email to Zoe Gallagher ( )

Modular news

The first module (Principles and Practice) ran sucessfully in early December with very positive feedback from the participants, who were mainly from the acute care sector. Thank you to all who contributed to the teaching, workshops and demonstrations! This module will run twice in 2015 and the dates will be posted soon.

We hope that members of the community based workforce will also be able to access the modules when study leave is decided in the Spring.

The Debriefing and Feedback module commences in 2015 on January 19/20/21st, with a further date on March 12th for presentations of work based projects.


ASPiH 2014 (Nottingham)

Simulation activity across the hub was represented by following oral presentations at ASPiH this year, focussing upon “Changing Behaviours”;

  • Chris Bruce provided a synopsis of work completed so far by the QWRP team, ‘Using simulation to deliver an educational programme promoting multiprofessional team working’.
  • Martin Parry presented his Masters dissertation on ‘ Promoting exploratory discourse within post-simulation debriefs’ with its wider application to all forms of simulation
  • Rob Galloway (presented by E Stewart-Parker), ‘Developing non-technical skills through patient simulation; designing a cousre to improve patient safety’.
  • Amit Mishra presented ‘The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Children’s collaboration project’

Posters wthout presentations:

Natalie Farmer (BSMS student) and Rosie Pawley, ‘A service evaluation of simulation training in postgraduate and undergraudate medical education’.

Kevin Barrett, ‘Simulation in multidisciplinary environments: developments in clinical education’.

Good News!

20 places on the first two modules will be commisioned through a grant from Health Education KSS to Brighton and Sussex Medical School-book your place now by apply through the link for single modules in the applications section.