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Get to know your Network

Get to know your simulation colleagues from across the capital. Listen to episodes from the London Simulation Network podcast series or watch virtual tours of simulation centres and meet the teams behind them.
Tour simulation centres from across the Network

Kingston Simulation Centre (KASE) – Meet the simulation team at Kingston Hospital. Take a tour of their facilities and hear about what’s been going on at the KASE Centre.

Maudsley Simulation – Maudsley Simulation team invite us to a 360 tour of their centre in Lambeth Hospital, South London and the Maudsley Trust. They showcase some of the fantastic work they do and give us a taste of the power of 360 shooting. Maudsley Simulation is the UK’s first simulation training centre focusing on mental health with the aim of improving services for all who are affected or impacted by mental health issues.

UCLPartners Team – Meet the team at UCLPartners who are hosting your network, and hear some of the plans and activity happening around the London Simulation Network.

Chelsea and Westminster Simulation Centre – Say hello to Jennifer Hanrahan and the simulation team at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital! Watch this tour of their facilities and find out what’s going on at their centre.

Surgical simulation at the SAiL Centre – Meet Francis Ugwu and Rupali Shah, surgical simulation fellows at the Simulation and Interactive Learning (SaIL) Centre at St. Thomas’ House, GSTT. Take a tour of their facilities and get an insight into the technologies used in surgical simulation.

Homerton Simulation Centre– Explore the Homerton University Hospital Simulation Centre. Get a taste for some of the great courses they run and meet the team behind it.

St Bartholomew’s Simulation Centre – Meet the team at St Bartholomew’s Hospital who take us on a tour of their centre and facilities – don’t miss the chance to check out some of their innovative approaches to improving fidelity, including their amazing bespoke screen backdrop!

Royal Free Simulation Centre – Take a tour of the simulation facilities at the Royal Free Hospital and get the chance meet Nick, Suzanne, Michaella and Laura , some of the team behind the RFH sim centre. Find out about their procedural training, get a closer look at some of their equipment and watch a demo of the Upper GI simulator in action!

London Simulation Network Podcasts

In the London Simulation Network monthly newsletters, we feature podcasts from members of the Network. Listen below:

Homerton’s Maternity Simulation Programme – In this podcast we hear from Kathryn Killicoat, an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar at Barnet Hospital, who chats to Mary Craig, a Practice Development Midwife and Temenuga Dacheva, a Specialty Doctor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Mary and Temenuga are two of the sim leads in the maternity department at the Homerton and they discuss their experience of running maternity simulations. If you would like to find out more about this work, get in touch with Temenuga at temenuga.dacheva@nhs.net.

Interprofessional Simulation – In this episode we hear from Libby Thomas, a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at KCH and Clinical Lecturer at QMUL and KCL, who chats with Network Lead, Lucy Brock, about the value of making simulation inter-professional. We hear about Libby’s PhD on inter-professional simulation and how it has informed her education and clinical practice today.

Psychologist in Simulation – Great Ormond Street Hospital clinical simulation centre introduced Gareth, a Psychologist into their team several months ago. In this podcast we hear from Emma, their sim lead and Gareth about why they brought him into the team and what we can learn from having this perspective embedded into simulations.

Paediatric Return to Acute Clinical Practice – Nia Williams, Ellie Bond, and Trisha Radia, Consultant Paediatricians from Kings Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital talk to us about the great work they are doing with the Paediatric Return to Acute Clinical Practice (PRACP) programme. We hear how it came to exist, how they use simulation as part of this and how they have (successfully!) adapted to remote delivery as a result of the pandemic.

Sustainability in Healthcare – Listen to Nicola Stoke, Anna Moore and Florence Wedmore discuss why we need to address the climate crisis in healthcare and how we can approach these difficult conversations through simulation. Nicola Stoke is a Medical Education & Simulation Fellow at the Homerton. Anna Moore is an Education & Simulation Fellow and Respiratory Registrar at Barts. Florence Wedmore is also an Education & Simulation Fellow at Barts as well as a Geriatrics Fellow. Anna and Florence are both organisers of the Barts staff sustainability group ‘Green at Barts Health’.

Antiracism in Simulation – Listen to Dr Liban Ahmed, an Education Fellow at Barts, and Dr Chetna Sharma, clinical academic fellow training to become a public health specialist discussing what racism in healthcare can look like, and what we can do in simulation to address it.

Creativity in Simulation: In conversation with Maria Esposito and Sabrina Vitello – Listen to a podcast conversation between Sabrina Vitello, a palliative care trainee and Maria Esposito, a simulation technician at Epsom and St Helier. They discuss the role of creativity in simulation, drawing on Maria’s previous roles and experience in the arts.

In Situ Simulation: In conversation with Taz El Menabawey and Amy Irvine – Listen to a podcast conversation between Amy Irvine and Taz El Menabawey – a GP and gastroenterologist working in Hackney and UCLH respectively. They have both been involved in setting up innovative in situ simulation programmes and talk about the benefits and challenges of setting up new in situ programmes in novel settings, namely primary care and endoscopy, and insights gained from the experience.

Innovating AHP Education: In conversation with Stephanie Mansell and Mandie Thomas – Listen to the first London Simulation Network podcast in which Stephanie Mansell, a consultant physiotherapist and simulation lead at the Royal Free Hospital, interviews Mandie Thomas, a physiotherapist and simulation lead at Barts Health, about her experiences transforming and innovating AHP education over the past 10 years. 

A New Neonatal Nurse Train the Trainer Programme – Mae Nugent (a Practice Development Nurse at UCLH), Dee Yissau (Education Lead for the London Neonatal Operational Delivery Network) and Tim Watts (a neonatologist at the Evelina London) describe the what, how and why the Neonatal Nurse Simulation Day. They found uniprofessional training to be an important tool to grow nurses confidence and familiarity with simulation and enable nurses to engage in interprofessional training and become ambassadors for interprofessional education.