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!

Hands Up for Health now features on the Together We Can website.

A fantastic article has been published describing the programme and the impact it has had on the young people of Lambeth and Southwark who have attended the course.

It also includes some great feedback given by some of the students who have recently taken part.

To read the full article click here

Magazine coverThis month, Hands Up for Health is really proud to be the main feature story on the front page of the latest edition of  Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Charity’s Magazine – Together.  Copies are available to pick up at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, King’s College Hospital or South London and the Maudsley Hospital.  Alternatively you can read the full story online here.

Innovative programme introduces young people to healthcare careers (11 October 2013)

IMG_7076Earlier this year, Hands Up for Health and the SaIL Centre joined forces with King’s Health Partners to interactively showcase a diverse range of healthcare careers to young people from across the UK at the Big Bang Fair, London ExCel, March 2013.  It was a truely amazing event!  Read more here.

Healthcare heroes wow at Big Bang Fair (25 March 2013)

Healthcare heroes create a bang at careers fair (22 March 2013)

This autumn, Hands Up for Health and Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has been working in collaboration with NHS Employers, the Departments of Health and Work and Pensions, Jobcentre plus and local youth organisations such as social enterprise Brightside, to help pilot two new e-mentoring programmes aimed at young people, aimed at increasing awareness and access to NHS careers.

Supporting young people locally (13 September 2013)