SPRinT triumphs at London Deanery awards

The innovative work of the SPRinT (simulated paediatric resuscitation team training) programme has again been rewarded at the London Deanery’s STeLI (Simulation and Technology-enhanced Learning Initiative) Educational Excellence Innovation Awards 2012. The Trust is the only organisation to win a STeLI award for three years running.

The team won the 2012 Educational Impact Award, which seeks to highlight organisations, teams or individuals who have made a significant impact in educational terms, contributed to a culture of simulation-based or technology-enhanced training, and have had an impact on clinical service and a lasting legacy in the organisation.

Lord Crisp, former Permanent Secretary of Department of Health, and Dr Ian Curran, postgraduate medical dean at the London Deanery, presented the trophy to members of the SPRinT team at the London Deanery’s annual conference.

Dr Margarita Burmester, paediatric consultant and founder and director of the SPRinT programme, said: “I am delighted to receive this award on behalf of the SPRinT programme. We have provided training for over 1000 NHS Trust staff over the past four years and this reflects the high quality work that has been done by the SPRinT team and the innovative work that continues to ensure patient safety and quality of care.

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