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About us

Health Education England South West Simulation Network

Background and aims

The simulation network grew out of the enthusiasm and expertise of people from throughout the region and is built on the foundations of previous groups that had similar goals (such as STAR, STELLAR and STEER).
The aim of the Health Education England South West Simulation Network (HEESWSN) is to provide a community of practice for multi-professional educators implementing simulation-based education as an educational tool within their organisation.
The purpose is to bring individuals, stakeholders and commissioners with an interest in patient safety, human factors and teamwork, quality improvement, clinical education, simulation-based education and technology enhanced learning together to optimise the effectiveness of delivery models through integration of simulation.
The HEESW Simulation Network meets four times a year to provide a networking event to support those with mutual interests to identify common goals, collaboration, sharing of ideas and best practice. The purpose is for HEESW to build a strong well-connected network with a focus on collaborative working to achieve the aims and objectives through sharing of resources and best practice at local, regional and national level.
Membership is open to all staff who deliver healthcare education in all settings in the Health Education England South West geography.
The multi-professional, multi -agency HEESW Sim Network Executive Committee nurtures and supports the growth of the network through guiding network activities.

Mission Statement

Our Mission: ‘Supporting implementation of simulation to improve healthcare outcomes’

Achieved through:

  1. Quality Assurance of simulation delivery through setting agreed standards of best practice.
  2. Sharing resources to ensure equity of access to high quality simulation.
  3. Including all involved in healthcare to promote learning with each other from each other.
  4. Establishing organisational leads for Human Factors and Simulation in each organisation delivering healthcare across HEESW.
  5. Establish network faculty development course.

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