HSH Granted Funding for Simulation Training

Funding for Standardised Patient Simulation Training Project Approved

Hanham Secure Health (HSH) is committed to simulation (SIM) as a mode of learning and is a member of the Health Education South West Simulation Network (HEESWSN). The Network looks at how focusing on human factors through simulation training can support delivery of improved patient safety.

HEESWSN has allocated funding for projects which seek to develop multi-disciplinary education through the use of innovative educational technologies across the South West region. The Severn Deanery has confirmed that HSH’s application for funding to support our ‘Standardised Patients in Prison Training’ simulation project! has been approved!

We applied for this funding to support a project that will devise an accredited training for peer mentors residing in the prison, as well as staff within our services, to become standardised patients. This will enable us to deliver simulation training which is real and informed by lived experience.

The training will allow learners to react and respond to a full range of patient types, learning that factors such as gender, age, religion etc. may impact how a patient presents and behaves and that it is necessary for the learner to adapt their approach to meet the needs of the individual, thereby ensuring that services are inclusive. Our long-term goal is to develop and have our training programme CPD accredited.

We are excited about now being able to get this project off the ground!