Course Duration: One Day

CPD Hours: 7 Hours

Time: 09:00-17:00


Many patients in both the inpatient and community settings have indwelling urinary catheters and healthcare professionals are frequently faced with their management. Poor management can lead to catheter associated complications with devastating consequences for the patient such as prolonged hospitalisation, readmission and increased mortality.

This inter-professional simulation-based training course utilises immersive clinical scenarios facilitated by simulation experts to explore issues related to catheter avoidance, management of indwelling catheters and their timely removal, management of catheter-related emergencies, and the safe discharge of patients with catheters and their community management, with the aim of reducing avoidable harm in patients with catheters.


  • To provide a framework for reviewing your working environment and its effect on the patient experience and their safety in relation to Human Factors
  • To explore some of the core issues of Non-Technical Skills (NTS)
  • To increase knowledge base of management of catheters in hospital and the community to reduce avoidable harm

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

  • Describe current best practice of catheter management to prevent catheter associated urine tract infections
  • Describe the risks and benefits of catheter insertion
  • Explain the effect that ineffective handover of information has on patient care

This course is suitable for:

  • Nurses, doctors and allied health professionals at all levels working across hospital and community settings


  • To be announced


To book onto the course please complete the booking form and return to Simulation Team

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

Course Duration: One Day

CPD Hours: 7 Hours

Time: 09:00-17:00


This inter-professional simulation-based training course uses immersive clinical scenarios facilitated by simulation experts to explore the challenges of caring for patients approaching the end of life, with a focus on Human Factors and priorities for care of the dying person in hospital and community settings. The course aims to enhance the skills and confidence of health professionals in delivering the best individualised end of life care in today’s challenging context.


  • To increase the confidence of health professionals in facilitating good end of life care
  • To increase knowledge of tools that facilitate Individualised end of life care
  • To understand the value of the inter-personal and cognitive non-technical skills required to perform effectively through human factors training

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

  • Describe the Priorities of Care, understanding their duties and responsibilities to ensure that individual care is provided, whether in a hospital or community setting, according to the needs and wishes of the patient
  • Recognise and review their own needs and those of the wider team, when caring for individuals who are dying, through reflective practice

This course is suitable for:

  • All healthcare practitioners working in areas that frequently deal with end of life care in both hospital and community settings.

Dates & Fees:

Please contact the Simulation team for more information on dates & course fees.

Today members of the SaIL team will be heading out to attend and present at the 15th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) 2016 conference in San Diego, California running from the 16th to 20th January 2016.

Joining simulation and education peers and experts from around the globe, this is the largest gathering of simulation healthcare professionals to share best practices.

Peter Jaye will be hosting an innovative workshop with Suzie Wilson from Clod Ensemble’s Performing Medicine introducing the concepts and ideas of arts-based learning in simulation, a partnership that has created unique arts-based training programmes that enhances care and compassion in healthcare professionals.

The team, led by Peter Jaye and Gabriel Reedy will host two exciting interative workshops centred around debriefs titled ‘Expert debriefing: the right tool for the job’ and ‘Evaluate learning in a debrief: how do we do it, what does it tell us?’ working alongside partner colleagues from King’s College London, University of Surrey and Glasgow Caledonian University.

Gabriel Reedy has also been invited to participate in a panel with several expert simulation practitioners and scholars from around the globe, sharing their ideas and experiences using particular theories for educational-based simulation.

Beth Thomas will deliver a podium presentation titled ‘Share Simulation with Inner City Youths: Lead Simulation into Wider Community Education’ with Professor Anna Jones from Glasgow Caledonian University, presenting new possibilities for using simulation outside of healthcare education settings, in particular to positively impact wider community education, supported by the evaluation findings from our popular and highly successful Hands Up for Health programme.
We wish all the team the best of luck and look forward to their return to hear what’s ‘hot’ in the world of simulation!

Developed by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

*Awarded 6 CPD points from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edingburgh

Course duration: One day

Time: 08:00-16:30

Course convenor: Mr Simon Paterson-Brown (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)

The Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) system is a behavioural rating system developed by a multi-disciplinary group comprising surgeons, psychologists, and anaesthetists in Scotland. NOTSS describes the main observable non-technical skills associated with good surgical practice. When used in conjunction with medical knowledge and clinical skills, NOTSS can be used to observe and rate surgeons’ behaviour in theatre in a structured manner and allow a clear and transparent assessment of training needs.SaIL_JPerugia-4868

The course examines the non-technical skills which underpin good operative performance using short talks, video simulated scenarios, an audience response voting system and small group discussions.

At the end of the course participants will be able to understand the theories and research relating to adverse events in surgery and the importance of the non-technical skills in improving performance.

They will also be able to use the NOTSS taxonomy to observe, rate and provide feedback on behaviours in the operating room.

This course is suitable for:

Consultant Surgeons and Surgical Trainees from all surgical specialties.


  • To be announced
  • Please contact the Simulation Team to join the waiting list for future dates.


  • Free to staff working at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT)
  • £175 for non-GSTT participants


Please contact the Simulation Team for more information.

I am a Senior Registrar in Emergency Medicine and Paediatric Emergency Medicine in the final year of training before heading to be a consultant in Emergency Medicine.

I joined GSTT in August 2015 as a Simulation Fellow. I enjoy working at the SaIL Centre as I am part of a multidisciplinary faculty team teaching a wide variety of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals and introducing the concept of non-technical skills.

I look forward to setting up Simulation In-Situ as part of the teaching programme in the department and to be an expert debriefer. While I am not at work, I will be looking after my little family or jogging aside the Thames.

Collette joined the team in 2015 after 22 years developing policies at the Department for Education.

She describes her job as rewarding as it enables her to interact with a wide range of people and situations on a daily basis.

When not working at the SaIL centre, Collette manages a social action  project which distributes food to people in need and teaches singing.

Sharmin joined the SaIL team in February 2015 and is responsible for co-ordinating various postgraduate courses. The role involves simulation training courses that aim to help sustain high standards of patient care from healthcare staff around South London.

After graduating at University with a Business Management degree, Sharmin started working at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital. Having worked at the Radiology Department within the trust and now working at the centre, she has now found a keen interest in Medical Education and hopes to expand her knowledge.

Sharmin, in her spare time, loves to read books and watch documentaries.

Nature of Course:  Open to internal GSTT attendees, GPs (and Trainees) and community-based practitioners within South London

Course Directors: Dr Peter Jaye, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, and Suzy Wilson, Artistic Director of CLOD Ensemble


  • Do you work in a stressful environment?
  • Do you often have to manage your own stress in the moment?
  • Do you notice the impact of others’ stress on yourself, your patients and other colleagues?
  • Do you take your stress home with you, and do you sometimes struggle to unwind in the evenings?

This course introduces some basic exercises and relaxation techniques to further develop your physical awareness and help prepare for busy and stressful schedules.


  • To provide exercises and tools to enable delegates to better manage stressful situations, through preparation before work, at the time, and afterwards.
  • To equip delegates with skills to better recognize stress in themselves and in others.
  • To explore strategies to prioritise effectively and build resilience at work.

You will investigate techniques that will bring your body back to a more resourceful state after or during stress, developing ways in which to cope with the physical demands of working in healthcare.

You will learn how you can restore energy, identify and release tension and therefore allow your body to perform at it’s best, building stamina and resilience to cope with long hours.

In addition, you will explore ways that body language and posture can enhance your ability to communicate effectively and confidently with others, and develop strategies to prioritise effectively.


This 1-day course is open to all grades of Medical, Nursing, AHP, Nursing Assistant and Clerical staff


  • To be announced


  • Although this course is centrally funded, making it free for you to attend, you may be charged if you book a place but do not attend on the day.


Dealing with difficult neonatal situations can be stressful and daunting, particularly for trainees and staff members new to the clinical environment. It is important that trainees who start working on a neonatal unit quickly develop the necessary clinical competencies to maximise patient safety. Skills can be improved by repetitive learning or practice and simulation has the advantage of accelerating the learning curve by repetitive practice. This course is aimed at all levels of Neonatal Care teams from NICU team to Obstetric birthing team.


This course aims to improve team working and technical awareness skills within inter-professional Neonatal Intensive Care teams. Using Inter-professional simulation based training to improve team working, situational awareness and effective communication within the neonatal, paediatric & Obstetric multi-disciplinary teams. Exploring the Human factors effecting complex team interactions alongside clinical simulation scenarios and the influence these can have on team performance and patient outcomes.

Who is this course for?

  • Doctors – ST1-8, FY2, Consultants (working in paediatrics or neonates)
  • Nurses (any grade, working in neonates)
  • Midwives (any grade, working in hospital)


  • To be announced


*Please note that this course is only open to attendees from South London

There is no charge to participants working at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and staff in the Health Education South London (HESL) South London network.

For further information: Contact the Simulation Team or call 0207 188 4802