Welcome to London School of Paediatrics Simulation!

Who are we?

  • We are a group of Training Programme Directors, trainees and educators who have a passion and love for simulation in clinical practice.
  • There are 5 TPDs spread througout London for simulation:
    Dr Amutha Anpananthar (NECL London), Dr Jane Runnacles (Education), Dr Mehrengise Cooper (lead for simulation, NW London), Dr Morwenna Hodin (South London) and Dr Trisha Radia (South London)
  • We have a network of paediatricians and allied health professionals within our faculty programme who deliver simulation in trusts all across London.

What do we do?

Our focus is to share innovative approaches to simulation across London.  We have a novel approach to faculty development and organise courses for trainees and allied health professionals.

Faculty Development Programme

  • Candidates on the PSFDP (Paediatric Simulation Faculty Development Programme) are senior paediatric trainees (ST678 or equivalent), consultants, allied health professionals who competitively apply to take part in the programme
  • Our PSFDP cohorts generally commence the programme every December with a modular programme commencing with a Launch event
  • Other modules include: Simulation facilitation on LSP ST1/ST3 courses, Simulation facilitation in local paediatric units (ED, NICU, Transport), Patient safety - latent errors and latent strengths, together with on-going expert mentorship and peer mentorship



Courses include

  • ST1 and ST3 full immersion one day multidisciplinary course including 5 scenarios on the acutely unwell child
  • ST3 part task &  communication simulation days designed to prepare level 1 trianees for their level 2 posts.
  • PRACP - paediatric return to acute paediatric programme for trainees returning to clinical work after a period of time out of training.



  • Here is a very useful video on Human Factors that has been put together by the LSP team and provides excellent resources around this subject.  Please have a look anytime and of course before attend the simulation training days:


Introduction to Simulation training 2019-2020

Introduction to Simulation training 2019-2020

Pre-course information 2019-2020

Pre-course information 2019-2020

London School of Paediatrics Simulation Programme Part-task training guide 2019-2020

London School of Paediatrics Simulation Programme Part-task training guide 2019-2020


UPDATE- SIMULATION for LSP during Covid Pandemic - Full Immersion WITH part task and VIRTUAL Communication skills sessions

The simulation team and London School of Paediatrics are committed to your training, education and safety and want to reassure you that we will be providing opportunities for you to attend a simulation session (virtually or face to face). The team have been working hard to explore how best we can provide this brilliant form of teaching but ensuring social distancing rules are maintained and ensuring your safety at all times.

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering two programmes designed specifically for our ST3 trainees, being mindful of this crucial year of training for them and preparing them for their role as a middle grade junior doctor.

Full immersion WITH part task

The full immersion course which previously was a whole day simulation programme will now only be available to ST3s for 2020 and offered as half day sessions.  The simulation sessions will be offered in smaller groups and locally in your current ST3 trusts (where possible).  We will aim to ensure you do your training with your current colleagues to minimise any mixing of teams.  The half day session will still expose you to the same simulation scenarios that are included in the full immersion programme and the facilitators will incorporate 2-3 part task skills within this half day programme.  You will either be contacted directly to book on to a course at your local site or booking details will be included below in the coming weeks.

Although, this year, we are unable to a separate part task programme, we have incorporated common paediatric procedures into the full immersion half day outlined above and there will be online learning material available on the website shortly.  For those trainees who would like more experience with specific part task skills, do get in touch with the simulation TPD's or your local simulation lead who will be able to facilitate this.

Although this year, we are unable to accommodate the ST1 trainees on the full immersion course, the scenarios and materials have been shared with local trusts and will be delivered as part of your local teaching programme.


Virtual Communications skills sessions

We understand the value of 'simulating' difficult conversations and communications skills, in particular, for those trainees stepping up to ST4 posts.   We have therefore composed a new virtual communication skills half day programme to replace the face to face communication day previously included within the part task/communication study day.  The virtual programme is a half day session hosted on zoom for  up to 8 trainees facilitated by a trained debriefer. You will have the opportunity to have experience in difficult conversations with an actor playing the part of a parents and a structured debrief thereafter.  Dates and how to book will be available shortly on this page.

Those who are unable to make the dates offered or have any other queries, please do feel free to contact the simulation TPDs above.

Virtual Communication sessions for London Paediatrics ST3s (Please note, if you are not a London trainee, we will remove you from the programme):

Date                                          tickets

30th June am                            click here

1st July am                                 click here

2nd July am                               click here

2nd July pm                               click here

3rd July am                                click here

7th July am                                 click here

14th July am                                click here

15th July am                                click here

21st July am                                 click here

23rd July am                               click here

24th July am                               click here 

7th August am                            click here

11th August am                           click here

12th august am                           click here

13th August am                           click here

14th August am                           click here

18th August am                           click here

1st September am                       click here

9th September am                      click here


Dates for Full Immersion WITH Part Task (note these might be subject to change due to the pandemic)

**Please book at your local hospital where you normally work.** Any queries, please email your simulation TPD (see above)

North West

Date Centre Contact/link to book
30th June, 16th July St Mary's Hospital ruchi.sinha@nhs.net
15th July, 16th July Royal Brompton Hospital A.Desai@rbht.nhs.uk
13th July Chelsea & Westminster Hospital helen.Raeside@chelwest.nhs.uk
1st July Hillingdon Hospital (For Hillingdon and Northwick Park) saiqua.raoof@nhs.net
11th August St Mary’s Hospital ruchi.sinha@nhs.net

North Central and East

Date Centre Contact/link to book
5th June 2020 Royal Free Hospital nirit.braha@nhs.net
30th June 2020 Whittington natalie.prevatt@nhs.net
13th June 2020

... July 2020

Homerton huh-tr.simulation@nhs.net
21st July 2020 UCLH sarah.eisen@nhs.net
1st July 2020

22nd July 2020

Royal London Hospital rlhsimadmin.bartshealth@nhs.net
14th July 2020

11th Aug 2020

18th Aug 2020

Great Ormond Street Hospital emma.broughton@gosh.nhs.uk


Date Centre Contact/link to book
26th Aug am and pm SaIL, St Thomas (note open only to Evelina ST3's) https://full_immersion_part_task.eventbrite.co.uk/
28th Aug am and pm SaIL, St Thomas (note open only to Evelina ST3's) https://full_immersion_part_task.eventbrite.co.uk/
St George’s Hospital simulation.admin@stgeorges.nhs.uk
6th July am and pm King’s College Hospital https://full_immersion_part_task.eventbrite.co.uk/
10th July am and pm King’s College Hospital https://full_immersion_part_task.eventbrite.co.uk/
16th July am and pm King’s College Hospital https://full_immersion_part_task.eventbrite.co.uk/


North West

Date Centre Contact/link to book