London Deanery Gold standard in simulation

Our programme has been commended by the London Deanery for its outstanding contribution to ‘Excellence in Education’ and awarded a Gold standard in ‘In-situ’ Team Training. To promote Excellence and Innovation in education, London Deanery invite clinical educators from London NHS organisations to highlight their approaches to simulation-based training.

At the same conference the innovative work of SPRinT team was also highly commended. In an award ceremony, the Simulation and Technology-enhanced Learning Initiative (STeLI) recognised healthcare professionals who had organised pioneering simulation-based and technology-focussed training at their trust.

Despite strong competition and a very high standard of nominations, the SPRinT programme from Royal Brompton Hospital was commended for prioritising patient safety and encouraging the highest standards in clinical care through its work. Accepting the award, Drs Meredith Allen and Margarita Burmester, paediatric intensive care consultants and co-directors of SPRinT at Royal Brompton Hospital, said “We are delighted to receive this award from STeLI during such an important conference.

It reflects the hard work that has been done by the SPRinT team in the last year and the innovative work on patient safety that continues at the Trust. 2 “The response to our programme is always positive and we encourage staff to engage with the simulation baby, and to practise first hand the techniques that can save infant lives. The programme is not just about improving resuscitation techniques. Simulations happen in real time, in real working environments, and communication and team dynamics are crucial to getting things right. “Royal Brompton’s dedicated paediatric department is a national specialist referral centre for children with heart and lung conditions.

It is internationally renowned for its work in many areas and it is the largest national referral centre for children with heart rhythm problems. Responding rapidly to critically ill children is part of our daily work.” The conference included national speakers from NHS organisations and international simulation experts. As well as plenary speeches the event included workshops promoting innovation and best practice.

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