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Simulation suite - Dr  Joanna Male_03

Appropriate training, practice and feedback on performance can help enhance patient safety and experience.

Simulation training:

  • focuses on those skills that are difficult to learn and practice elsewhere
  • allows events and procedures to be practiced and improved in a safe environment, where errors can be thoroughly assessed.
  • gives clinicians greater understanding of the multi-disciplinary team 
  • gives opportunities for immediate feedback to help clinicians build their skills and confidence.


And we don't focus only on skills training:

  • we help you to understand your own reactions to stress factors
  • we help you to understand and develop your personal resilience
  • we help you to improve your communications skills, with colleagues and patients and their loved ones


Simulation and clinical skills suite

The simulation suite is an interprofessional training facility.  We use simulation as a safe effective educational tool for both undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare professionals.

Our suite has two immersive simulation rooms, clinical skills lab and a mobile insitu training unit.


Postgraduate Teaching

We provide in-house training and external courses. 

We are part of the East Midlands Simulation Network, working collaboratively in the design and delivery of regional postgraduate courses.


Undergraduate Teaching

We work with Leicester, Oxford and Northampton universities to provide clinical skills and simulation teaching for undergraduate medical and nursing students.

We train 1,500 staff and students each year. We have 14 core faculty members - consultants, senior nurses, ODP and quality improvement leads who support the strategic planning and delivery of simulation training within the hospital and regionally.

Immersive simulation courses are designed to meet learning objectives within each curriculum including patient safety initiatives.  Each room is equipped ergonomically to mimic a realistic environment.

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