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Simulation resources

Health Education England, Wessex is keen to create an effective network of simulation trainers and resources.

University of Portsmouth

The School of Health Sciences and Social Work are proud to offer leading edge simulation facilities and equipment to support our students learning. The Centre for Simulation in Healthcare (CSiH) is a newly refurbished facility that includes a large fully flexible space that can be anything from an intensive care department through to twelve individual clinical bays.

We have a fully operating theatre, ultrasound laboratory, one-bedroomed flat, skills laboratory, operational x-ray facility, DEXA scanner, ambulance and virtual reality trainer. We are also proud to boast our optometry laboratory with twelve individual, fully functional bays.

These flexible, high fidelity, evidence based learning technologies enhance the opportunities to engage in real-life simulated scenarios and helps us to support our students to become safer and more effective practitioners.  These facilities also enable us to test students in unusual and time critical emergencies, which do not often arise in placement and therefore ensure an objective and equitable learning experience for all.

We employ specialist technologies in our teaching such as haptic devices, treatment planning systems, eye-tracking technologies and ‘tagging’ cameras ensuring the most up to date, appropriate and enviable experience for our students.

Contact details:

mick.harper@port.ac.uk - Lead for Technology Enhanced Learning

lucy.bailey@port.ac.uk - Technical Manager CSiH


Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Useful links:




Isle of Wight NHS Healthcare Trust

Information can be found on our website

Clinical Simulation Education Centre Isle of Wight NHS Healthcare Trust St. Mary’s Hospital Parkhurst Road Newport PO30 5TG Tel. 01983 534518 | Fax 01983 521963

Contact details:

Medical Education & Centre Manager 
Ms. Allison Harries - Allison.Harries@iow.nhs.uk

Senior Medical Education Administrator
Ms. Joanne Helliwell - Joanne.Helliwell@iow.nhs.uk

Clinical Simulation Lead
Dr Michael Luckmann - Michael.luckmann@iow.nhs.uk

Clinical Education Support Officer
Ms. Jenny O'Neill - Jenny.O’Neill@iow.nhs.uk

Clinical Simulation at Dorset County Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Dorchester Simulation Lab is a small but highly successful unit that regularly runs over 20 simulation courses for all grades of staff.
We use modern SimMan3G, SimJunior & SimBaby mannekins and a variety of task-trainers including chest drain, central catheter, epidural / lumbar puncture models and a Simendo Pro2 laparoscopic simulator.

Training is overseen by the Anaesthetic and Resuscitation departments and the lab is staffed daily by a full-time technician.

  • Our simulation sessions are varied and take place either in our lab or at point-of-care locations.
  • The training reinforces learning points and we strive to use simulation to improve patient outcomes.
  • Ward and trauma scenarios are based on anonymised real-life incidents. 
  • We are the centre for the ‘Introduction to Anaesthesia Course’ in Wessex region and the ‘Critical Incident Management Course for the Novice Anaesthetist’ in the West Wessex region.

Contact details:

Matt Cape
Resuscitation / Simulation Technician

Dr Richard Jee
Simulation Lead


ASPiH Standards for Simulation Based Education in Healthcare 


You will find the first edition of the ASPiH TECH TIMES in the Related Documents section below


Clinical Simulation at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

  • Regular simulation sessions facilitated for Under-Graduate and Post Graduate Nursing and Medical Staff.
  • Multi-Disciplinary point of care simulation
  • Various ‘team’ simulation events
  • Simulation sessions available for Allied Health Professionals such as physiotherapists

Simulation Kit at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust:

  • SimMan Essential
  • SimBaby
  • SimNewB
  • SimJunior

Clinical Simulation sessions are held at the point of care and also within the Clinical Simulation Suite in the Education Centre.

Contact details:

Claire Levi
Clinical Simulation Lead
Education Centre Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Mobile: 07894 901302


Paediatric and Neonatal simulation at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

UHS has a well developed programme of training events and resources. We pride ourselves on our commitment to multi-professional simulation development and team training to help ensure we deliver the best care for our patients. All our activities are under the umbrella of the PIER Network (Paediatric Innovation, Education and Research) and we are supported by our trainee special interest group (STrIPES) who collaborate throughout the region to develop and deliver simulation initiatives.

  1. We have developed a number of embedded simulation programmes on the NICU, Paediatric wards and PICU including induction programmes that have been acknowledged by the GMC as areas of notable practice.
  2. We have developed a portfolio of courses to support team training around the region. These include
    1. The simulation and human factors training for PREP (Paediatric Regional Education Programme)
    2. MAST (Make Airway Safe Team training)
    3. The Wessex Paediatric Trauma Course
    4.  The Paediatric Stabilisation Course
    5. Step Up / Step Back (a course for trainees steeping up to middle grade practice or coming back to practice after maternity or other extended leave)
    6. pRESUS ( Medical Student resuscitation training)
  3. MPROvE (Multi-PROfessional Neonatal Education) delivers 6 multidisciplinary curriculum mapped sessions for ST1-5 trainees and neonatal nurses covering the neonatal airway, access, respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological and surgical related themes every 6 months. In addition , neonatal simulation sessions on neonatal ethics, bereavement and the difficult neonatal airway once an year for ST6-8 trainees
  4. We host a 2 day Regional Faculty Development Programme which covers manikin set-up, scenario writing, debriefing and programme development for both neonatal and paediatric simulation. This course is suitable for those new to simulation. A large number of faculty have accessed this course and we are now piloting an Advanced Faculty Development day for those regularly facilitating on our courses.
  5. We are regularly involved in using simulation to develop guidelines and assess latent threats in clinical environments both within UHS and as part of Outreach programmes around the region. We adopt a mentoring approach to this to aid those who have completed the faculty development course to set up and run their own programmes locally.
  6. We have a wealth of experience running large scale simulations to help develop environments (such as the new Children’s ED at UHS) and to help train teams in the hospital and pre-hospital environment.  
  7. We support the innovative Wessex Critical Care programme – the only multi-professional undergraduate skills programme in the UK.
  8. We have close links with the Simulated Patient Programme and are the only programme in the country to have a bank of simulated child patients who are able to facilitate acute care simulations.
  9.  We have a strong record for supervising HEW Fellows doing Simulation or Quality Improvement Fellowships. Several of these Fellowships have been awarded prizes at regional and national meetings. Recent successes have included the setting up of a regional training programme for GP trainees and updates for established GPs; and the Best Trainee Presentation for pRESUS at IPSSW (International Paediatric Simulation Society meeting).
  10. We regularly have posters and oral presentations accepted at International Simulation meetings and several faculty have been invited speakers at these events.


Contact details:

Course Details can be found on our website

Our administrator (Laura) can be contacted at PIER2@uhs.nhs.uk

Any other queries please contact kim.sykes@uhs.nhs.uk


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