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National work on simulation

A national strategy is being developed to ensure that we can continue to ensure equity of access to simulation education and training across England that provides value for money and delivers patient-centred and high-quality educational outcomes.

We want to work in close collaboration with simulation networks and education experts to implement this strategy and ensure that blended learning using simulation, e-learning and other technology and techniques become commonplace in curricula and training pathways and in continuing professional development.

Aims of this strategy
The simulation strategy is aimed at:

  • Ensuring there is equity of access to simulation facilities, equipment, faculty and learning opportunities nationally, so that all learners and staff can benefit
  • Developing a distributed network, so that common systems are in place
  • Shaping standards for the delivery of simulation education and training so that high
    standards of delivery are provided
  • Growing the evidence base for the effectiveness of simulation, so that there is continuing improvement.

Next steps
The next steps are to work with simulation groups, partners and other key stakeholders across our organisation to develop the national simulation strategy. This will be aligned with the objectives in the our Mandate and other national programmes, together with the our TEL strategy, other key national reports and guidance.


Simulation project work

Whilst work needs to be carried out to shape the national simulation strategy, existing work is being delivered that supports the overarching aims.

National Standards

The TEL Programme team has been working with the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) to develop the simulation standards aimed at all healthcare professionals to design and deliver effective simulation education, grouped around broad themes: faculty, activity, resources. These are currently in draft format and further work is underway to engage and consult on their deliverability.

JRCPTB – simulation in CMT curricula

Our TEL Programme team has been working with the Joint Royal College of Physicians’ Training Board (JRCPTB) to look at ways to embed simulation in core medical training curricula. The report and recommendations from this work were presented at COPMED following extensive consultation.

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