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UCLPartners Simulation Network

UCLPartners hosts the collaborative Simulation Network for providers of simulation-based education across all organisations responsible for education of health care professionals in north central and east London.

UCLPartners hosts the collaborative Simulation Network for providers of simulation-based education across all organisations responsible for education of health care professionals in north central and east London.

Many well-established and innovative courses and programmes exist across the UCLPartners’ region which use simulation as an educational initiative. The goal of the Simulation Network is to ensure that local providers are supported to provide high quality simulation-based education with patient safety at its heart, maximising opportunities for multi-professional education and increasing access for learners regardless of their profession and location within the partnership.

What we’re doing

The aim of the Simulation Network is to build effective relationships which enable work across organisational boundaries to deliver value and ensure maintenance of output. The three themes the Network works to are:

Faculty capability and collaboration

  • Engage wider groups of educators (HEIs, primary care) in the Simulation Network and Faculty Development Programme
  • Strengthen the collaborative simulation faculty network by initially embedding a standard approach to quality assurance/peer review
  • Provide a comprehensive programme for faculty development, accessible to various care sectors, in collaboration with network members
  • Promote collaboration in design and delivery of simulation-based education across primary and secondary care.

Maximising capacity

  • Train more AHPs and clinical support staff across the network using simulation
  • Identify funding to pilot and sustain new simulation courses targeted to support development of AHP, clinical support, and new care roles
  • Establish key performance indicators for simulation centres to target development and progression.

Sustainability of the system

  • Explore and test various funding models to support innovation while providing support for existing courses
  • Pursue opportunities for simulation-based educational research in collaboration with HEIs
  • Work in collaboration with south London, north west London, and Kent/Surrey/Sussex Simulation Networks to share expertise and resources.
Simulation Network Calendar

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.

• 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.


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.

  • 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

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:

Simulation Centres and Contacts for North Central and East London NHS Organisations

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Contact: Simulation Training Administrator


  • 0208 970 8221 – King George Hospital
  • 01708 435 000 ext 3928 or 6767 – Queens Hospital

Barts Health NHS Trust

Newham Site

Contact: Sharon Harman, Simulation and Essential Clinical Skills Co-ordinator


Tel: 020 7055 5670

The Royal London Site

Contact: Sajeda Khan, Simulation and Essential Skills Co-ordinator


Tel: 0207 377 7807

Whipps Cross Site

Contact: Dawn Zucker, Simulation and Essential Clinical Skills Co-ordinator


Tel: 020 8539 5522 ext 6538

St Barts Site

Contact: Sharon Harman, Simulation and Essential Clinical Skills Co-ordinator


Tel: 020 3465 7607

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust


Tel: 020 3317 7165

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Contact: Dr Richard Paget, Education Lead for Simulation or Elizabeth Akers, Non-medical Lead for Clinical Simulation


Tel: 0207 4059200 ext. 1267 (no voicemail)

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Contact: Val Dimmock, Simulation & Clinical Skills Lead Specialist

Sini John, Simulation and Clinical Skills Facilitator

Kertrina Akinyede, Simulation Centre Administrator


Tel: 0208 510 5758/7270/7747

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Contact: Yasmin Michael, Postgraduate Administrator or Jacqueline Ward, Postgraduate Administrative Assistant

Email: or

Tel: 0208 887 2481 or 0208 887 3810

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Tel: 0207 2533411

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Contact: Suleman Bhana, Medical Education Manager


East London NHS Foundation Trust

Contact: Neetu Klair, Medical Education Manager


Tel: 02037387291

North East London NHS Foundation Trust

Contact: Bini Thomas, Simulation Lead


Tel: 01708434188

Contact: Loraine Thompson, Training Event Manager


Tel: 0300 555 1201 ext. 68643 Tues-Fri

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical Simulation Centre

Contact: Nick Murch, STEALTH Team Based Simulation Head


Telephone: 02077940500 ext 38261

Screen-Based Simulation (Virtual Reality Surgery) Centre

Contact: Pasquale Berlingieri


Telephone: 020 7794 0500 ext 36857

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust


Tel: 0208 909 5646

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Contact: Fawaz Popoola (Wale), Simulation Centre Administrator


Tel: 0203 447 2488

Whittington Health NHS Foundation Trust

Contact: Paul Abdey


Tel: 02072883517/3683

Programme leadership and contacts

Chris Sadler, Director of Simulation, UCLPartners