Simulation Network Calendar

Upcoming Simulation Conferences and Faculty Development Opportunities

Please use the contact details provided to enquire about any of the opportunities below. If you would like to add anything to this calendar – please contact – it will be updated on a monthly basis so please visit again soon.

Reoccurring events

Train the Trainer (Human Factors)

University College Hospital London
This Multi-Disciplinary 2-day course is designed for individuals who desire more indepth knowledge and skills in effectively incorporating simulation into all levels of health care education from undergraduate programs to staff development. The course covers simulation training especially centred on human factors simulation and Crisis Resource Management (CRM). It allows delegates to actively practice skills of facilitation, simulation preparation, running a simulation and debriefing, providing the knowledge and skill required to become facilitators in any simulation setting.

• 17 & 18 November
• 10 & 11 December

Email: for more info or apply here.

ROBuST – RCOG Operative Birth Simulation Training

Homerton University Hospital – Simulation Centre

This course aims to provide instruction and hands-on practice in all methods of operative vaginal birth to facilitate the achievement of the OSAT competencies on the RCOG training matrix. Techniques for covering C-seciton at full dilation are also covered.

• 15 November


General Internal Medicine Regional Training day

Homerton University Hospital – Simulation Centre

This course will cover the chairing of MDT and DC planning meetings, ethico-legal issues regarding prolonging treatments, advance care planning, DNCPR and consent procedures and other medical leadership competencies.
Limited places

• TBC Royal Free


Non-Technical Skills for Theatre Teams

This FREE* simulation-based course at University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust introduces non-technical skills for theatre teams to enhance patient safety.

Operating theatres and interventional settings are often highly pressured environments with members of the team originating from different professional backgrounds having to work together effectively to perform safe surgery / intervention. Adverse events are often attributed to poor communication, teamwork and other non-technical skills.

  • 25 November 2019
  • 9 December 2019
  • 18 May 2020
  • 8 June 2020

More information and book

Basic Shoulder Arthroscopy Course

This is a one day course which covers the basic principles of shoulder arthroscopy for surgeons in the early stages of their training.

  • 13 May 2020

More info and registration

Basic Knee Arthroscopy Course (RCS Accreditation)

This is a single day course covering the principles and basic applications of knee arthroscopy. The course is designed for surgeons at the earlier stages of their training.

The faculty of leading knee surgeons will explain the history and theoretical basis of arthroscopic surgery prior to four practical workshops simulating common procedures.

  • 14 May 2020

More info and registration

Hands-On Gynaecological Laparoscopy Module 2019-2020

This is an exciting opportunity for Obstetrics and Gynaecology trainees at ST1-5 Levels for training in laparoscopic surgery. The course will consist of 5 modules which will take place over 4 full days. Each trainee will have a laparoscopy training box (Laprotrain) to take home for further practice over the period of the course. Hysteroscopy training will include wet labs. Trainees will have the opportunity to perform diagnostic and operative hysteroscopies in porcine bladders.

  • 15 November 2019
  • 16 December 2019
  • 7 February 2020
  • 9 March 2020

More info and registration

Practical Skills for Orthopaedic ST3 Interviews 2020

The specialty training interview process has evolved over recent years to become both more structured and ever more competitive. Our experienced faculty comprising both examiners and recent candidates will help you to develop the necessary skills to ensure you maximise your chances of success

The emphasis of the course is on technique and in maximising trainees’ performance in the ST3 Interviews. The strong Faculty is supported by the excellent facilities available at the UCH Education Centre.

  • 12 February 2020

More info and registration

CATCH: Medically Unexplained Symptoms

One day communication skills course using simulation and actors. The course, funded by Health Education England, focuses on Medically Unexplained Symptoms and is open to all Healthcare Professionals.

It will be of particularly interest to those working in A&E, General Practice and hospital medicine. Free pla​ces available.

Dates are:

  • 14 & 18 October at Whipps Cross Hospital E11 1NR
  • 18 November at the NELFT Simulation Centre E4 6PF

Please email to reserve a place or for more information.

NELFT Clinician and Section 12 Courses for Autumn

The NELFT Medical Education department and course advisor Robert Keys are now hosting Approved Clinician and Section 12 Courses for Autumn 2019. Please see below the dates for the courses with the registration:

Section 12 Approval Refresher Course: 22 Nov 2019 – £195

  • Registration Link;
  • Venue: The Boardroom, NELFT, The West Wing, CEME Centre, Marsh Way, Rainham, Essex, RM13 8GQ

Introductory Section 12 Approval Course – 14 and 15 Nov 2019 – £375

  • Registration Link;
  • Venue: Holiday Inn Express London, Newbury Park, 713, Eastern Ave, Ilford IG2 7RH

Other events

October 2019

Simulation Based Education and Patient Safety Outcomes – 24 October 2019 – 1-5pm

Please join us for the quarterly UCLPartners Simulation Network Meeting. A networking afternoon of presentations and workshops.

We are hosting a joint event between simulation educators and patient safety representatives from across our shared geography to:

  • share the learning from innovative education programmes;
  • align workstreams to target local patient safety issues;
  • and to share agendas and priorities.

For more information please visit Eventbrite

November 2019

ASPiH Belfast 10th Anniversary Conference 2019 – 4-6 November

For more information please visit:

December 2019

9th Annual Homerton Simulation Conference – 5 December 9am-4pm

Homerton will be hosting their 9th annual Simulation conference on Thursday 5th December 9am – 4pm.

The theme of the day is ‘Wellbeing and Frugal Innovation in Simulation & Healthcare’.

To register please email: