Homerton Simulation Centre

We recognise that staff are our most valuable asset and to maintain high levels of performance and staff retention we prioritise employees’  personal and professional development.

The purpose of Professional Education is to support the achievement of the Trust’s corporate objectives. Our role in this is to design and deliver a comprehensive range of learning and development opportunities based on service and individual need thereby,  ensuring our staff develop the right knowledge, skills and attitude to be competent in their specific roles resulting in safe, high quality care for our patients.

We aim to create the right systems, processes and learning opportunities that help create a culture where learning and development is accessed by all and seen as an important component of people and organisational development.


About simulation training

Simulation is experiential and immersive learning. It is famously useful for learning and practicising new skills in clinical, aviation and military trainings. Simulation trainings involve a clinical or non-clinical scenario (participating or watching a learner do a task relating to the session's learning objectives) then a debrief which is structured discussion about what happened in the scenario. 

“Simulation is not only about technology - simulation is about techniques, skills, and also insights into communication, teamwork, and leadership.” - Laerdal

There 2 ways our team deliver simulation training to our staff are centre-based (in our simulation suite, in the Education Centre) and ward-based (in-situ) . More information about our centre-based simulation courses can be found in our Centre courses page.

We aim to run 'in-situ' simulations once per month in each ward. In some cases, we are able to run these more often (e.g. weekly in ACU). For July's in-situ simulation rota, click here


Learning pyramid

This model shows the Learning Pyramid by Edgar Dale: an American Educator who developed the cone of experience. It shows the progression of experience with the most concrete learning methods at the bottom. As this shows, simulation is a a very active and beneficial method for acquiring skills.