Jonathan Birns, Angela Roots, Alastair Ross, Peter Jaye. “Pan-London Simulation Training for Hyperacute Stroke” Poster at UCL Partners Conference, June 2014.

Conference Abstract:

J. Fleet, T. Ernst, P. Jaye and J. Birns. Simulation training for learning communication skills with confused patients. Annals of Delirium (in press)

Conference Abstract:

J. Birns, A. Roots, T. Ernst and P. Jaye. Bespoke simulation training for specialist trainees in Geriatric Medicine. Age and Ageing (in press)


J. Birns, A. Roots, T. Ernst and P. Jaye. Simulation training for Geriatric Medicine, British Geriatrics Society Newsletter 2012; 37: 18-19


Z. Mehdi, A. Ross, G. Reedy, A. Roots, T. Ernst, P. Jaye and J. Birns. Simulation Training for Geriatric Medicine. The Clinical Teacher (in press)

J. Birns, Z. Mehdi and D. Dasgupta. Simulation Training for Geriatric Medicine. European Geriatric Medicine (in press)

Dr Nordeen Bouhadiba is a consultant in children’s surgery. He describes his job as “the most satisfying job in the world”. Fulfilling a childhood desire, Nordeen trained to be a surgeon in Nice, France, eventually specialising in paediatric and neonatal surgery. Here he concentrated on widening his surgical expertise, focusing in particular on minimally invasive surgery. Nordeen is actively involved in teaching doctors and nurses. He is also regularly involved in formal medical student teaching and is an examiner at OSCE finals.

Nordeen Bouhadiba

Course Duration: One Day

CPD Hours: 7 Hours

Time: 09:00-17:00


This inter-professional simulation-based training course addresses the tracheostomy care bundle, national guidelines and the management of tracheostomy emergencies.

Conducted through a series of hands-on workshops, mini lectures, and immersive clinical scenarios facilitated by simulation experts, each delegate will have the opportunity to practise managing emergency tracheostomy situations in a safe learning environment.


  • To improve clinical knowledge of managing tracheostomy emergencies
  • To recognise all elements of the tracheostomy care bundle, and implement this into your future practices
  • To provide a framework for reviewing your working environment and its effect on the patient experience and their safety in relation to Human Factors

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and perform safe routine tracheostomy care
  • Establish and maintain a safe environment for patients with a tracheostomy
  • Safely manage common tracheostomy emergencies


  • To be announced


For more information please see the  or  contact the Simulation team on 0207 188 4802 or email  the Simulation Team


Course Duration: One Day

Start Time: 09:15   End Time: 16:30

Cost:  £100


This is a one day classroom and medical simulator-based course aimed at giving current and prospective sixth form students an insight into medicine through a series of interactive workshops, lectures and practical skills.

Delivered at the Simulation and Interactive Learning (SaIL) Centre at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, which resembles a typical hospital environment and is home to several computer-controlled whole body manikins that breathe, talk, have heart and lung sounds, a measurable pulse rate and can even be given drugs and fluids.  The centre also has several part-body manikins and simulators that are used to teach clinical and surgical skills.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Hear practical tips on getting into medical school
  • Sample clinical and surgical skills such as blood-taking and suturing (stitching)
  • Develop an insight into the role of the doctor in the healthcare team
  • Get first-hand experience of managing common clinical scenarios
  • Explore hot topics in healthcare for medical school interviews

Who is the Course for?

This course is open to all current and prospective sixth form students, particularly those with a specific interest in studying medicine.


  • 30th July 2015
  • 25th August 2015

Course Fees:

Early Bird Rate: £75.00 (Until 30th June)

Standard Rate: £100.00

Download the course Flyer and the course Fact Sheet for more information.

Payment can be made via cheque (addressed to Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust) or complete a Card Payment Form

Complete a Booking Form and send it to the Simulation Team to secure your place

Course Duration: One Day

Start Time: 09:15   End Time: 16:30

Cost: £50.00


This course is aimed at students who will be commencing their undergraduate adult nurse course at a UK University in September.

The course is designed to help you develop knowledge around fundamental patient care and the core nursing skills required of you as a student nurse when in placement.

Our expert faculty will provide clinical tuition and ‘hands on’ experience opportunities in essential core nursing skills. Delegates will be able to practice clinical skills including patient observations and principles of fundamental care within a simulated environment. The opportunity to put skills into ‘real’ practice will take place using common patient scenarios in our state of the art human patient simulator environment.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding the student nurses role in the clinical environment
  • Complete an ABCDE assessment and record these accurately
  • Assessing and recording vital signs and using the SBAR tool to escalate findings
  • Understand and carry out the principles of ANTT
  • How to assist in managing common adult clinical scenarios
  • Awareness of patient safety issues relating to clinical and non clinical systems

Who is the Course for?

  • Students who will be studying an adult nursing degree course


  • No dates currently available. Please contact the Simulation team to register your interest

Course Fees:

Introductory Rate: £50.00

Standard Rate: £75.00