PG Cert validation progress

Good news!

The PG Cert in Simulation in Clinical Practice has gained Stage 2 approval from the validation board at the university. This means that the course now one final stage to go through, ‘conjoined validation’, prior to gaining full PG Cert status. This is due to take place over the summer of 2015 and is expected to be completed without any issues. Following this, the course will be due to officially run as a full PG Cert from September 2015.

The first module, Principles & Practice of Simulation, will run from 16th – 20th November 2015, with further modules due to run in early 2016. For any further information regarding the course, please visit the PG Cert webpage here.

Call for work from local trusts for ASPiH Conference

ASPiH (Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare) are currently calling for any practitioners or students from local trusts/HEIs to submit work to be showcased during the early parts of their 6th annual national conference taking place in the Brighton Centre from 3rd – 5th November 2015.

ASPiH’s intention is to showcase local work during the beginning of the conference by way of a number of possible layouts, E.g. a short presentation followed by a discussion, or an interactive workshop. Local work is being selected to exhibit work done locally to national bodies to help forge further professional relationships.

If you are from a local trust/HEI and have suitable work that you feel other practitioners would benefit from, please contact Dr Wesley Scott-Smith to discuss your work’s suitability for showcasing further.

For further information on the conference, and information on registering, please visit the ASPiH website here.

ASPiH Conference 2015

The 6th annual ASPiH (Association of Simulation Practitioners in Healthcare) conference is due to be held at the Brighton Conference Centre from the 3rd – 5th November 2015. In addition, the Sussex Simulation Hub are pleased to have been asked to assist as part of the Local Organising Committee for the conference.

ASPiH are currently accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations regarding the use of standardised patients and patient simulators, virtual reality or computer-based simulations, task trainers and any other innovative learning technologies as examples of work they are interested in exhibiting. The final day to submit abstracts is the 30th May 2015.

For further information and to register for the conference, please visit the ASPiH website here.

New Modular Dates

The dates for modules ‘Principles & Practice of Simulation‘ and ‘Feedback & Debriefing in Simulation‘ have now been finalised.

Module Course Dates
Principles & Practice of Simulation 16th – 20th  November 2015 OR 25th – 29th April 2016
Feedback and Debriefing in Simulation 11th – 13th January & 5th April 2016 OR 23rd – 25th May & 12th July 2016

These sessions will run in Mayfield House room 343, University of Brighton, Falmer Campus.

For further information on the content of the modules and how to apply, visit our dedicated webpage here.

Feedback and Debriefing in Simulation Based Education Workshop: Student Evaluation (25th March ’15)

The ‘Feedback and Debriefing in Simulation Based Education‘ Workshop took place on the 25th March 2015 with 14 practitioners from a variety of backgrounds attending.

Those attending provided qualitative and quantitative feedback; a selection of the former are shown below.

“Thought the use of the website was a great idea – learnt a lot from watching the scenarios and how reflection by the observer can draw out needs/analysis and how to use this in the following discourse.”

“Brilliant – allowed exposure to participate which makes connection to clinical experience & reduced the myths of how challenging debrief is.”

“Excellent day. As a junior in this field I learnt a great deal from faculty & colleagues. Thanks”

Also shown is a figure with the collated quantitative feedback scores, rated on a Likert Scale, for the sessions delivered during the day.


2015 CPD Workshops

Following the successful completion of the ‘Feedback and Debriefing in Simulation Based Education‘ workshop on the 25th March 2015, we are currently organising three further workshops to be delivered soon for all members of the NHS workforce.

  1. Human Factors in Simulation Based Education
  2. Peer Observation of Teaching (POT) Training
  3. Teamwork using Simulation

As with the ‘Feedback and Debriefing in Simulation Based Education’ workshop, there will be a limited number of funded places available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Dates for the workshops will be communicated in due course, after which applications will be accepted.


Upcoming Feedback and Debriefing Workshop

We are running a one-day workshop; ‘Feedback and Debriefing in Healthcare‘, for all members of the NHS workforce involved or interested in Post Graduate Education.

The workshop will run on the 25th March 2015, 9.15am – 4.30pm, and limited funded places on the course (usually costing £130) are currently available.

For further information, please contact Andrew Collins.