Skilled faculty with knowledge of theoretical principles of adult learning and experience debriefing are essential for successful simulation-based educational initiatives. We recommend that all simulation faculty attend a Simulation Facilitators’ or “Train the Trainer” Course, and also spend time with experienced simulation educators in local centres receiving feedback.
Simulation faculty across UCLPartners have varying levels of experience delivering simulation-based education. We have created the UCLPartners Simulation Faculty Development Programme 2017/18 to enhance development of simulation faculty from across the Simulation Network in North Central and East London. Please contact Lydia Lofton for further details.
Simulation Quality Assurance and Peer Review
One of the priorities of the Simulation Network in 2017/18 is to embed a consistent approach to quality assurance utilising peer review for simulation faculty across UCLPartners.
The Annual Simulation Quality Assurance Guide has been created to align with the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare Standards for Simulation-based education©. All simulation faculty across the UCLPartners Simulation Network are invited to participate in this process. At a minimum, annual peer review is recommended. If you would like to participate in a peer review process, please contact your local simulation centre or Lydia Lofton at UCLPartners.
Resources from the 2016 Simulation Workshop Series
1. Simulation Across Primary and Secondary Care
This three hour event aimed to explore how simulation can support educational needs across the boundaries of primary & secondary care. We explored new models of care, STP’s (Sustainability & Transformation Plans), and how they will influence educational needs and funding sources. In addition, we heard about how simulation is currently being used in primary care and areas for development across primary and secondary care.
2. Introduction to Simulation Workshop
The three hour event introduced simulation to those interested in learning more about its potential use for education in their local area, or provided a refresher on essential concepts for those already utilising simulation.