Announcement: 8th January 2015:

Round One and Round Two of the 4:2 Model of Course Design and Delivery Application Announcement

We are pleased to announce the successful applications for Round One of the 4:2 Model of Course Design and Delivery:

  • One Chance to Get it Right: Equipping Senior Health Professionals for the Challenges of Caring for Patients Approaching the End of Life – Awarded to Epsom and St Hellier University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Harm Free Care – Awarded to Croydon University Hospital Simulation Centre
  • Sepsis and the “Sepsis 6″: Enhancing Patient Safety in the Ward Environment – Awarded to Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

We are pleased to announce the successful applications for Round Two of the 4:2 Model of Course Design and Delivery:

  • Integrated Trauma – Awarded to Epsom and St Hellier University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Integrated Trauma – Awarded to Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sedation Management – Awarded to Croydon University Hospital Simulation Centre

 

Healthcare Simulation Course Opportunities 

We are seeking expressions of interest from Simulation providers in NHS organisations within the boundaries of Health Education South London (HESL) to apply to run 2 one day courses from the courses listed, which are being developed as part of the South London Simulation Network model for innovation and design of courses called the 4:2 model.

 

South London Simulation Network Simulation Model

The SLSN network has developed a 4:2model of course design & delivery. This includes 4 days of host site training and 2 days of a partner site training of a 1 day simulation course developed by the host site.

In practise a host site would develop a course and then deliver 4 days of that course. Another site would request to be the partner site for this course. The partner site would observe delivery of the course at the host site and then deliver 2 days of the course locally at their site. This would be supported by a senior simulation faculty from the host site on each day.  The resources utilised such as scenarios, presentations and evaluation tools will be shared with the network.

 

Funding

Each course has received funding from HESL as part of a larger bid led by Simulation and Interactive Learning at Guy’s and St Thomas’ (SaIL@GSTT).

This allows six days of course delivery up to March 31st 2015 from 8 courses. Each partner centre will receive funding of £6164.00  to support the delivery of running the course for 12 delegates within their centre on 2 occasions.

 

Expressions of Interest Process

For all general enquiries about this expression of interest (EOI) please write to simulation@gstt.nhs.uk – email heading 4:2 expressions of interest

We are seeking EOI from interested simulation providers in South London who wish to contribute to the design (where relevant) and delivery for a one day simulation course from the list of courses on offer, on two occasions, under the terms and conditions presented.

Applications are asked to be made using the EOI Application Form. This Expression of Interest form is a non-binding document. SaIl@GSTT are acting on behalf of HESL do not make any representations or provide any undertakings to suppliers other than to invite them to submit an Expression of Interest.

Where an EOI is successful, the applicant, SaIL Director and the course director will liaise and agree dates for delivery and funding arrangements.

It is not envisaged that on-going funding will be supplied for further course provision beyond the two days in this financial year and organisations awarded the EOI for the course applied for will need to fund or seek additional monies if they wish to provide more than two days of the course in the future.

Please note: Expressions of interest should be of the highest possible standard. This is a competitive process, and you should consider your expression of interest to be as important as an actual tender for a HESL commission or contract to provide simulation education.

 

The Courses and Core Course Provider Sites:

  1. Acclimatisation of overseas staff (GAPS)
  2. Admission Avoidance – Improving patient safety through care and compassion (SaIL)
  3. Delivering compassion in Today’s NHS (SaIL)
  4. Harm Free Care (GAPS) (details to follow)
  5.  One Chance to Get it Right. Equipping senior health professionals for the challenges of caring for patients approaching the end of life (SaIL)
  6.  Enhancing Patient Safety through ePMA
  7.  No catheter, no catheter associated urine infections (CAUTI) (SAIL)
  8. Patient Driven Simulation Education: Putting Patients at the Centre of Teaching Healthcare Professionals to Treat Ongoing, Chronic Conditions (SaIL)  
  9. Sepsis + “The Sepsis 6” – enhancing patient safety in the ward environment  (SAIL)
  10. Sedation and airway management situations outside theatres (KCH)

 

The EOI Review Process

A panel, consisting of representation from SaIl@GSTT, GAPS, KCH and SLAM, will review all EOIs. The panel represents the organisations whom contributed to the original bid for HESL funding for simulation in 2014/15.

The EOI panel aims to ensure fairness and equity across applications. If more than one centre applies for the same course the application will be reviewed within the context of additional EOI’s from that centre, expertise and capacity to deliver within the time scales of the financial year. This is to ensure effective and efficient utilisation of HESL investment funds.

 

Closing Date: Extended Closing Date

Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Please complete the 4:2 EOI application form and return to us at simulaltion@gstt.nhs.uk by the closing date.

Evaluation

Evaluation of this EOI form will be the basis of selecting a provider of simulation in South London whom can partner with a host course provider to deliver 2 successful courses from the 4:2 model

Only information requested should be submitted. Additional information supplied will be ignored or discarded.

 

South London Simulation Network (SLSN) network simulation model

The SLSN network has developed a 4:2 model of course design & delivery. This includes 4 days of host site training and 2 days of a partner site training of a 1 day simulation course developed by the host site.

In practise a host site would develop a course, run a pilot and then deliver 4 days of that course.

Another site would request to be the partner site for this course. The partner site would observe delivery of the course at the host site and then deliver 2 days of the course locally at their site. This would be supported by a senior simulation faculty from the host site on each day.  The resources utilised such as scenarios, presentations and evaluation tools will be shared with the network

Funding arrangements:

  • Host centres receive £22,595.18  to deliver the core 4 days of the 4 plus 2 model- this includes a pilot day:– total days = 5
  • The original bid proposed candidate numbers at 12 per day – and funding is fixed at £22.595 for 5 single day courses to run regardless of if more candidates attend.
  • The partner centre will receive funding of £6,164.00 to run 2 courses in their centre
  • Host centres will receive an additional £691.90 per day for one x senior faculty to support them attending each of the partner days