Inspiration: Simulation training for primary and community care staff

Inspiration: Simulation training for primary and community care staff

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Organisation: Health Education North West London (HENWL)


The aim of the project is to use multidisciplinary team (MDT) simulation training and learning to reduce unscheduled care across North West London. This will be achieved through increasing healthcare staff (including administration & reception staff) and patient awareness of local challenges and seeking their input towards developing local protocols and strategies.

Brief Summary

The project is in partnership with the Collaborative Clinical Education team at Imperial College London who have developed a sequential simulation model.

The model recreates parts of a care pathway based on real-life scenarios using actors and simulated clinical settings. Real staff members and patients can then be placed in to this environment to aid learning.

This allows for health professionals and the public to understand current protocols and treatment pathways and collaboratively aid in critically evaluating and developing them.

This new and innovative method can be used by the MDT, administration and patient networks in a joint learning exercise.

The project has already run successful pilots in London and is looking forward to running many more sessions.

The benefit is that the model is mobile and can be brought to a chosen site, rather than asking delegates to travel long distances.

Evaluation reports thus far have been positive and there has been growing interest across the London CCGs.

Area of work

In relation to the four foundations of our declaration, this project aims to:

  • Care is about me
  • Happy staff with the right skills
  • Make London healthier and happier

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