News BMJ Group Awards: Excellence in Healthcare Education category

From simulation to innovation

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1200 (Published 02 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1200
  1. Kieran Walsh
  1. 1BMJ

    The purpose of the BMJ Group’s award for excellence in healthcare education is to “recognise an individual or team who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and/or innovation in healthcare education and performance improvement.” Four teams and one individual were shortlisted out of a strong field, and all have a fighting chance of carrying off the prize.

    The first two shortlisted candidates led projects that concentrated on simulation. When I was a junior doctor, simulation meant thumping the chest of a “Resusc Annie” on the floor of a postgraduate education centre; it then progressed to simulated accident and emergency units; and now both the first two candidates have brought simulation to new levels.

    The Simulation and Technology-enhanced Learning Initiative (STeLI), the flagship initiative of the London Deanery, helps support the “excellence in education” strategy of the London Deanery and NHS London. The usual suspects in simulation are surgery and emergency medicine, but STeLI is significantly widening the scope of simulation: it runs simulation sessions in psychiatry, general practice, and pathology and is working to ensure …

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