Simulation Training

Severn and Peninsula have teamed up with the Bristol Simulation Centre at the University Hospitals Bristol Education Centre to offer 3 new School funded simulation courses open to both Severn and Peninsula trainees as below. Please go to the Events page for a list of course dates.

Key Competencies

This is a one day course covering the emergency management of 8 key topics from the Level 1 RCPCH Curriculum and therefore is most suitable for ST2/3s. It would work for ST1s later in their first year or if they have previous paediatric experience.

Step Up to Registrar

This one day course is designed to enhance and rehearse the skills required to be a “Registrar” in Paediatrics. Using Simulated Scenarios this course looks at the generic and specific skills that are required to function well as a middle grade doctor in Paediatrics. This includes areas such as working within and leading a team, effective communication, organisation in an emergency situation. The scenarios are based around the acute situations you will encounter as a middle grade doctor in a DGH. This course is most suitable for ST3s and those early in their ST 4 year.

Step up to Registrar - Neonatology - Peninsula run by Dr David Bartle: The Step Up courses are aimed at the ST3s who will becoming Registrars in the summer. Could also be attended by ST2s who have already done two years + of Paediatrics or ST4s if they wished.

Cope (Confidence in Paediatric Emergencies)

The one day course is delivered annually and forms part of the educational programme for ST4-5 trainees. This course includes both simulated emergency scenarios and interactive workshops. The content of the course varies on a two yearly cycle and focuses on more challenging clinical situations and taking a leadership role. Learning outcomes are mapped to both clinical and generic competencies within the Level 2 curriculum.

please contact Sarah Sibley at UHB or