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The use of Simulation Based Medical Education is increasing in the healthcare setting. The benefits for trainee’s education and potential for improvements in patient safety are becoming apparent. However the teaching modality alone is not responsible and the benefits are markedly increased by the ability and quality of the Faculty.

Simulation based training can be complex and challenging, clinical experience alone is not a substitute for a simulation faculty members effectiveness. Educators in simulation require particular skills, in addition to knowledge, such as clinical credibility, technical ability, competence in facilitation and the ability to provide supportive yet challenging feedback. (McGaghie et all, 2010).

Dedicated faculty training provides an assurance that any Simulation Based Medical Education delivered by educators in the North East & Cumbria will consistently be of the highest standard.

Dr Kate Williamson
Health Education North East Simulation Lead
Royal College of Emergency Medicine North East Lead for Simulation

Simulation Training Event for Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Professionals

NESN has collaborated with Northumbria University & Health Education North East to provided a two-day FREE simulation faculty development course at Clinical Skills Centre, Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University.

Who is it for? This course is aimed at Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Healthcare Professionals working in the North East Region who are actively engaged or plan to be involved in the delivery of simulation based education.

There will be interactive workshops & lots of hands-on practice in the essentials of simulation training:

  • Debriefing
  • Human factors
  • Scenario design
  • Running a scenario
  • Practical application

Course Dates

  • tbc

Royal College of Emergency Medicine High Fidelity Simulator Faculty Course


Simulation – What is it and what is it for? Discussion of Non-Technical Skills Scenario writing & debriefing workshops

Prior experience required of candidates:

Clinical: Higher trainee or Consultant in Emergency Medicine Educational:Completion of GIC or other Instructor Course, or a higher degree in education. Simulation: No previous experience required, just enthusiasm

Course Dates

  • TBC

Course Notes

We recommend all RCEM members wishing to be faculty to attend the RCEM simulation faculty training course. In order to maintain RCEM simulation faculty status we ask that you teach on a minimum of 2 simulation courses per annum.

(Lunch not included)

12 Places allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Cost: FREE! (Small charge for refreshments)

Contact Name: Katherine Williamson

Contact Email: Katherine.Williamson@nth.nhs.uk