Lydia Lofton, RN, BSN, FHEA
Lead Nurse for the SPRinT Programme
Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Nurse, Royal Brompton Hospital
Lydia is a Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care nurse with specialty interest areas in team training, human factors, and parental perceptions of in-situ simulation. As Lead Nurse for the SPRinT Programme, she works with SPRinT Programme Directors to develop programmes and research. She is faculty on SPRinT Introductory and Advanced Facilitator Courses, and has completed Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare© (DASH©) rater training in order to lead faculty development and quality assurance for the SPRinT Programme.
Lydia sits on the hospital-wide simulation strategy group and is currently working throughout the hospital to mentor teams to embed team training in other departments. As well as working with the SPRinT Programme, Lydia is currently Multi-Professional Lead for Simulation at UCLPartners, working to enhance collaboration across a wide geography in an effort to promote excellence and equity of access to simulation based education initiatives across professional groups.
Lydia is currently undertaking an MA in Clinical Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), the International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS), and the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) where she is serving as chair of the newly developed Paediatric Special Interest Group.