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.

We are excited to announce that for 2021 we are able 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.  If you are an ST3 you should book onto a course at the centre that you are working or have been allocated to; if you are an ST1 then please book onto one of the Full Immersion WITH Part Task courses listed below.


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.  We will be running the same programme for 2021 as we ran for 2020 - these were very well received and we are excited to be running these days again! 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


there are multiple dates available throughout May- July and some further ones in September. To book on and see available dates, please click on this link and work through the Eventbrite 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
13th May 

25th May

2nd July

15th July

St Mary's Hospital ruchi.sinha@nhs.net
25th-28th May - to be confirmed Royal Brompton Hospital A.Desai@rbht.nhs.uk
17th June 

1st July

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital helen.Raeside@chelwest.nhs.uk, simulation@chelwest.nhs.uk
25th May 

22nd June

Hillingdon Hospital (For Hillingdon and Northwick Park) saiqua.raoof@nhs.net

North Central and East

Date Centre Contact/link to book
11th June Royal Free Hospital nirit.braha@nhs.net
7th June Whittington natalie.prevatt@nhs.net
16th July Homerton huh-tr.simulation@nhs.net 


4th May UCLH sarah.eisen@nhs.net
8th June 

30th July

Royal London Hospital rlhsimadmin.bartshealth@nhs.net
15th June* 

27th July*

2nd August*

*for GOSH ST1s/ST3s only due to covid restrictions

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


Date Centre Contact/link to book
7th June SaIL, St Thomas book here
21st June SaIL, St Thomas book here
tbc St George’s Hospital simulation.admin@stgeorges.nhs.uk
5th July SaIL, St Thomas  book here
19th July King’s CollegeHospital book here
20th July King’s College Hospital book here