Manchester Metropolitan University Awarded £152,000 From NHS for ‘Simulated Patient’ Training Programs
Sharing today the work of the UK & Australian Simulation Champions listed below who are researching simulated patient methodology which I have been told is “of a different flavor”.
Simulated Patients (SPs) are real people trained to portray patients and to give feedback to learners on their interactions. SPs are involved in simulation-based education to help to provide a safe environment for the ‘patient’ and learner in which to rehearse ‘patient-centeredness’ and other critical aspects of healthcare professionalism. SPs are commonly involved in teaching, research and curriculum development in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) as advisors.
Manchester Metropolitan University have been awarded £152,000 from NHS Health Education North West, to develop two regional ‘Simulated Patient’ training programmes. The project teams involve specialists from UK and International universities.
Simulated Patients: blending performing arts pedagogy and healthcare education – The aim of this project is to develop a ‘Train-The-Simulated Patient’ (2TSP) programme, which will embed performing arts methodology to enhance the quality of the healthcare learning environment for existing and future workforce training and development.
Simulated Patients: a standardised, quality assured approach to training and implementation – The aim of this project is to improve knowledge, awareness and best practice in relation to embedding SPs within simulation-based education or workforce development training programmes in the UK. The Simulated Patient Train The Trainer (SP3T) programme features a pre-requisite e-learning course followed by an interactive, evidence based workshop.
- Suzanne Gough – Department of Health Professions
- Leah Greene – Department of Health Professions and Nursing
- Mr Stuart Roberts – Manchester Metropolitan University
- Mrs Ann Natali – Manchester Metropolitan University
- Visiting Professor Ralph MacKinnon – Manchester Metropolitan University
- Mark Hellaby – North West Simulation Education Network, UK
- Professor Debra Nestel – Monash University, Australia
- Dr Neil Tuttle – Griffith University, Australia
- Professor Brain Webster – Napier University, UK
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.