Simulation Suite MedicalThe SASH simulation suite is based in the Post Graduate Medical Centre at East Surrey Hospital. It utilizes a high fidelity patient simulator and a dedicated faculty to achieve a completely immersive training suite. It currently runs courses for junior doctors, nurses, midwives and speciality doctors as well as training for medical students that are on placement at the hospital.
What Our Trainees Say
“Sim is very useful. As a medical student, I have learnt so much from the sessions. They’ve taught me how to carry out an ABCDE assessment and how to manage emergency situations.“
“Sim training is incredibly useful for my own learning. It gave me a lot more confidence with acute scenarios. Very practical and realistic scenarios that prepare us for F1 life.”
“Great surgcal sim day led by a fantastic and senior faculty. Constructive feedback and extra teaching on breast examination! Would be great to have more sim days.”
A Quick Snapshot Of Our Facility
Meet the Faculty
Dr. Shamaela Waheed
MBBS FRCS BSc(Hons)
Simulation Lead SASH
I am an Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon and also the Simulation Lead at SASH. I have a strong background in teaching and training and I am currently an Educational and Clinical Supervisor.
I was previously a Clinical Lecturer when I undertook a period of research. I also have an active role in undergraduate teaching for Brighton Medical School which is affiliated with SASH; examining for finals and being involved in the entry interview process. Additionally, I teach and lecture at regional Deanery training days for Breast Registrars.
I am passionate about the role of Simulation in teaching.
Dr. James Hennebry
Clinical Teaching Fellow
I am one of the Undergraduate Education Fellows at East Surrey Hospital. My primary interests are in Ophthalmology and Medical Education.
I began teaching in medical school, where I was the teaching officer of the Radiology Society and organised a microsurgery skills day for Ophthalmology trainees and interested students. After my foundation years, I pursued a Clinical Teaching Fellow job in Brighton where I was able to explore medical education in greater detail and was awarded a runner-up BSMS Top Teacher Award at the end of the year. I am now studying for my PGCert in Medical Education with Hull and York Medical School.
Outside of work, I am a keen woodworker and enjoy exercise and tabletop games. You will find me and my fellow fellows in the undergraduate education office in the PGEC. Please feel free to come to the office for any issues you have, any opportunities you would like to pursue or just for a friendly chat!
Dr. Neveen Metias
Hi, I’m Nicola and I’m one of the Simulation Fellows. I mostly teach junior doctors, such as foundation and medical trainees, using simulated scenarios and debriefing afterwards.
When I’m not teaching, I work as an anaesthetist and have completed my Core Anaesthetics training.
I’m currently working towards a Post Graduate Certification in Medical Education and Clinical Simulation at Brighton University, which I’m thoroughly enjoying and putting all the fascinating learning theories into practice.
Dr. Lucy Porter
Clinical Teaching Fellow
Hi, I’m Lucy one of the new Undergraduate Education Fellows.
I am really excited to be teaching the medical students this year as teaching is a real passion of mine! I will be involved in leading the small group teaching sessions, seminars, simulation teaching and ultrasound teaching amongst other teaching activities for the medical students. I am particularly keen to help the students with areas of learning they are finding challenging and so am hoping to develop some new teaching workshops this year as well as to run sessions to suit the students needs on an ad-hoc basis.
At the same time, I will be spending some time within both the Paediatrics and Palliative Care departments to further my clinical experience. I am interested in General Practice so this will help develop my skills and experiences in these areas.
This year I will also be completing a PGCert in Medical Education, so I am looking forward to learning more about the theory of education and putting this into practice in my teaching.
I have just completed my Foundation training at Frimley Park Hospital for my F2 year, and St. George’s Hospital for my F1 year. I am very excited to now be at SASH and to be bringing my recent foundation training insights into my teaching.
I am very approachable and always happy to hear new suggestions.
Dr. Rochelle Smith
Clinical Teaching Fellow
I am one of the new Undergraduate Clinical Teaching Fellows at East Surrey Hospital. I graduated from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica with Honours Degrees in both Medical Sciences and MBBS.
I have just completed my F2 stand-alone program at East Surrey and I am so excited to be staying in at the trust but in the capacity of a clinical fellow. I have a keen interest in ultrasound and look forward to teaching students and helping you to navigate the minefield of medical school.
I am passionate about making Medical topics accessible to all; I started teaching in my second year of Medical School as I discovered a talent for making difficult things more understandable to others. I have 7 years of teaching experience with medical students from all walks of life.
During this year I will also be undertaking a PGDiploma in Medical Education to further my knowledge behind the theories and planning of teaching to improve my delivery of quality education to students.
I will be splitting my clinical time between intensive care medicine and neurology.
We are here to help guide you and help you, so do stop by for a chat!
I am the simulation technician here at the SASH Newman Simulation suite. My role is to help facilitate in the operation of simulation teaching. My background is in Biomedical Science and Research so working as a simulation technician combines my love for science with my desire to promote quality Education.
I am also able to assist with bringing simulation equipment in situ for on the wards training should this be required.
What is Medical Simulation?
Medical simulation is the structured use of a replicated clinical environment to recreate clinical scenarios in a safe environment in order to help understanding of clinical management and improve non-technical skills and patient safety. The idea of immersive simulation is to do exactly what you would do in real life as the scenario progresses.
The scenarios can be manipulated to bring out important themes in patient safety and human factors in order that they may be debriefed after the scenario is finished. The debriefing is an important part of simulation as we know that adults learn best when they have the chance to experience something and then are able to have a structured reflective observation on that experience.
Medical Simulation at East Surrey Hospital
Medical simulation at East Surrey Hospital is well established. We are based in the Post Graduate Education Centre in our own Simulation Rooms and provide immersive simulation using Hi-Fidelity mannequins. We have a dedicated faculty and provide training both in-house and on behalf on KSS deanery.
A typical simulation session at East Surrey Hospital is as follows:
1) Meet at the PGEC for an introduction with the simulation facilitator(s).
2) Candidates are shown around the simulation suite and meet the manequins.
3) Candidate(s) move into the simulation room for the scenario whilst their colleagues observe and note feedback.
5) Scenario concludes and a debrief session is held immediately after.
What you stand to gain:
• Increased self confidence in managing unwell patients.
• Improved communication, handover and human factors skills.
• Constructive and detailed feedback after each session.
• Reinforces theory learnt during medical school/training.
How Do I Book the Simulation Suite?
Registrar Ready Course
Registrar Ready is a day course of high fidelity simulation, which is open to KSS Core medical trainees.
The aim is to help you start the transition from a core medical trainee to registrar in a safe and confidential environment. The course focus is on common emergencies and human factors.
The scenarios are adapted to your year of training so you gain most value from the course; therefore we welcome both CT1s and CT2s to join us.
The course is:
- Kent, Surrey & Sussex Deanery approved
- KSS Deanery funded making it free for trainees