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Clinical Skills Centre – Northumbria University

The Clinical Skills Centre at Northumbria University has been established for over ten years and through a continued commitment to create and maintain a state of the art centre for clinical skills training and simulation based education it offers a wide range of contemporary learning environments for all healthcare practitioners.

These comprise of three flexible simulation suites, each with their own control and observation room, together with a number of specialist rooms that all have full audio visual support. These rooms include a six bedded ward, a peri-operative and anaesthetic suite, a community room, a large lecture theatre and a range of flexible clinical skills/classrooms. In addition the extensive range of part task trainers, manikins and patient simulators enable a range of clinical contexts to be simulated thus capturing the breadth of clinical practice.

Further information is available on the website.

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Centre Contact Details

Contact Name: Alan Platt
Contact Position: Teaching Fellow - Principal Lecturer
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Contact Phone: 0191 2156677

Centre Address

Room H203
Coach Lane Campus East
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Clinical Skills Simulation Centre – QE Gateshead

The Clinical Skills Centre at Gateshead’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital has recently undergone significant modernisation to accommodate the increase in demand for simulation training in the healthcare environment.

The centre focuses upon multi-professional clinical education. The state of the art facility includes a three-bedded ward area and a fully equipped simulation room with attached operator/observation room.

For further information about courses at the QE visit the website.

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Centre Contact Details

Contact Name: Claire Calladine
Contact Phone: 0191 445 3773

Centre Address

Clinical Skills Centre
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Sheriff Hill
Tyne and Wear

Simulation Suite – University Hospital North Tees

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have invested in a new, purpose built simulation suite which opened in September 2013, within the Education and Organisation Development Department.

The centre currently has a Sim-Man 3G high fidelity manikin, one Sim-Baby, one Sim-Junior, two neonatal/premature baby manikins and have recently acquired a brand new Noelle birthing manikin.There is also a laparoscopic surgical skill suite.

For further information about courses at UHNT contact details below.

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Centre Address

Simulation Centre
University Hospital of North Tees
Stockton on Tees
TS19 8PE

Simulation Centre North East – Newcastle Hospitals Trust

Simulation Centre North East offers a variety of training courses.

For further information about courses visit the Simulation Centre Website or contact Deborah Harris - Simulation Centre Coordinator

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Centre Contact Details

Contact Name: Deborah Harris
Contact Position: Simulation Centre Coordinator
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Contact Phone: 0191 213 8129

Centre Address

Simulation Centre
The Freeman Hospital
High Heaton
Newcastle upon Tyne

County Durham & Darlington

The CDDFT Simulation Centre is now open!

Centre Contact Details

Contact Name: Jessica Granger
Contact Position: Sim Centre Business Manager
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Newcastle University School of Dental Sciences Clinical Simulation Unit

The Clinical Simulation Unit at Newcastle University School of Dental Sciences exists as one of the most advanced training centres in the country, providing a training environment for dental and dental care professional students at all levels. Increasingly the unit is also being used for postgraduate training and continued professional development initiatives.

The unit comprises 52 satellite ADEC dental simulators with a central demonstration unit. Users are able to view demonstrations by video link, and this functionality is complemented with a microscope camera, document camera and PC link. The skills lab also contains a digital radiography unit, ultraviolet units for teaching and assessing handwashing, and a seminar room for small group teaching. 6 operating microscopes are also fitted for dedicated practicals or as an adjunct to other simulation work.

Each unit is capable of being fitted with natural, plastic or advanced simulation teeth within customised jaws. Students are able to use a full range of instruments to simulate operative care.

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Centre Contact Details

Contact Name: James Field
Contact Position: Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry
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Contact Phone: 0191 208 7862

Centre Address

Level 7

School of Dental Sciences, Framlington Place, NE2 4BW

Dinwoodie Assessment and Simulation Hub

Dinwoodie Assessment and Simulation Hub at Northumbria NHS Trust Recently opened in September 2016, DASH is a modern and unique centre based in a hospital setting. DASH provides a simulated environment for teams and individuals to learn, develop and be assessed in delivering high quality, safe and effective patient care. It is available for all health care professionals to utilise for clinical skills and simulation based education. Dash has two 5 bedded wards with SMOTS ceiling cameras and mobile cameras; two individual control rooms, and a variety of flexible teaching spaces for different sized groups, most have laptops and plasma /projector screens in the room. DASH also has a wet room for animal tissue preparation for clinical skills training. We have a wide selection of Part task trainers, manikins and clinical props to make scenarios as realistic as possible. Dash has a full time manager and a full time Simulation Technician to help facilitate and make courses run smoothly.

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Centre Contact Details

Contact Name: Nicola Jenkins; John Stratford
Contact Position: DASH centre Manager; DASH Simulation Technician
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Contact Phone: 01670 529730

Centre Address

DASH (Dinwoodie Assessment and Simulation Hub)

Wansbeck General Hospital,

Woodhorn Lane


NE63 9JJ