Course Duration: Two days

CPD: 15 hours

Time: 09:00-17:00


This course is suitable for surgical trainees taking up their first surgical appointment or for Foundation doctors intending to follow a surgical or related career.

Trainees receive a course handbook and DVD. The course has opportunities for hands on experience with part-task trainers, individual tuition from our surgical faculty and assessment with individual feedback from the faculty and the course director.

The course comprises of 3 main areas: Open surgery Trauma and orthopaedics Minimal access surgery

Course Director: Dr Amir Darakshan

Successful participants, will be issued with certification that is recognised by all four royal surgical colleges.

This course is suitable for:

  • All surgical trainees taking up their first surgical appointment
  • Foundation Doctors intending to follow a surgical or related career


  • 17th & 18th May 2017
  • 20th & 21st Sep 2017



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

For more information please see the course flyer or contact the Simulation Team or call 0207 188 4802

This course is only open to staff working at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Are you, or will you be, part of the Hospital @ Night team at Guy’s?

Course Outline

The aim of the Hospital @ Night course will be to give you a technical oversight into the structure of the night team, your role and what support is available to you. We will also be aiming to increase your knowledge base of some clinical scenarios.

Course Objectives

Using simulated scenarios, this course will:

  • Provide clarity regarding the structure of the Hospital @ Night team at Guy’s Hospital;
  • Explore the complexities that are often encountered surrounding the management of patients and difficult decision-making during a night shift;
  • Explore some of the core Non Technical Skills (NTS);
  • Increase your Knowledge base of some common clinical scenarios.

We will be using scenarios as a way to explore non technical skills and further exploring the complexities surrounding management of patients and difficult decision making that you are often required to make during your night shift.

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This course is only open to staff working at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

This course is ideal for all those who are on the Hospital @ Night rota at Guy’s including all Doctors, SNPs and CRTs.


  • To be announced

For further information:

Contact the Simulation Team or call 0207 188 4802

Peter JayeDr Peter Jaye is a consultant in emergency medicine and has been working for the Trust since 2003. He has been involved in simulation since 2001, became director of simulation in 2008, and simulation lead for King’s Health Partners in 2010.

Peter has led the development of simulation at Guy’s and St Thomas’, including the opening of the St Thomas House Simulation and Interactive Learning (SaIL) Centre in 2010, which has gone on to become one of the busiest facilities in the UK.

Peter has raised over £2 million to fund simulation within our hospitals and the local community. He has facilitated the development of a national reputation for research into simulation at the St Thomas House SaIL Centre. He also led the simulation work stream for the South London Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC).

Colette Laws-Chapman is our Simulation Lead for Non-Medical Staff and has a lead role in developing interprofessional and interagency simulation programmes, as well as being one of our deputy directors.

In her previous post as Associate Chief Nurse supporting education, standards and practice development  she  worked with London South Bank University to develop a blended learning programme in clinical leadership. Colette has a track record of working in education, practice development and leadership at Guys & St Thomas’s since 2001. She is a qualified teacher, mentor and 360-appraisal facilitator amongst other things.

Colette has been involved in simulation training at SaIL since 2010 having led the development and implementation of the inaugural preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and midwives.

Colette is also the conference director for the British Association of Critical Care Nursing where she has facilitated the development of simulation as part of the national and international conference programme.

Amir Bio PhotoMr Amir Darakhshan is a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon. His areas of special interest include Inflammatory Bowel Disease (for which he is the surgical lead), the management of Pelvic Floor disorders, and Laparoscopic Surgery. His role in the St Thomas House SaIL Centre reflects his other main interest of Education and Surgical Training.

He graduated from King’s College Hospital and received his surgical training in London and the South East of England, plus Fellowships at Concord General Repatriation Hospital in Sydney, St Thomas’ Hospital and University College Hospital. He was awarded the higher degree of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2008 and has published on General Surgical, Colorectal and Pelvic Floor disorders.

Outside work he enjoys trekking, cycling, painting and drawing and plays chess socially, hobbies that allow him to spend time with his wife and 3 children.

Gabriel ReedyDr Gabriel Reedy, educational research lead, is a Lecturer in Higher Education at King’s College London. He has a background in technology-enhanced teaching as well as in teaching and learning in practice-based fields.

His doctoral training is in the emerging field of the learning sciences, which seeks to understand the nature of learning as it occurs in situated environments.

He joined the team to lead on research activity in 2011.

Dr Beth Thomas graduated from medical school in London in 2007, and following her personal experiences as a patient, left clinical practice in 2010 to pursue a career in clinical education. She has been involved in simulation training since 2009 and was officially welcomed into the team in 2010, bringing with her a great enthusiasm and passion for education.

In her current role as a Clinical Educator in Simulation, Beth designs, delivers and evaluates mixed-modality clinical simulation courses in a diversity of areas.

Beth is particularly passionate about using simulation to engage with the broader community, and leads the innovative and popular simulation-based health education programme Hands Up for Health (HUfH) for young people in Lambeth and Southwark.


Beth Thomas

Having trained at Kings College London as a physiotherapist, I joined the SaIL team as a clinical educator in 2016.

I continue clinical work alongside this role as a respiratory physiotherapist. The acute medical wards and critical care environment of St Thomas’ have been my working environment since 2013 and feel very familiar – I’m pleased not to leave them altogether.

I have experience teaching on undergraduate physiotherapy and nursing degree courses and I’m excited to be regularly contributing to medical education through the work of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ SaIL centre as it’s first physiotherapist.