Ali is an Emergency Nurse Practitioner at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) Trust and a Teaching Fellow in DREEAM (Department of Research and Education in Emergency medicine Acute medicine and Major trauma), where she leads the simulation programme.
NUH Emergency Department is unique in having a cohort of approximately 40 SPs affiliated to it, who specialise in the simulation of acute illness and injury. Ali particularly enjoys applying make-up to enhance the realism of scenarios. She has an interest in the quality assurance of SPs and the dissertation for her Masters degree in Medical Education focused on their continuing professional development.
The SPOTs (Simulated Patient Organisers and Trainers) SIG brings together those who work with SPs in healthcare education. The generic term SP encompasses various role descriptors such as simulated patient, standardised patient, simulator, role player etc. It also includes simulated relatives or healthcare professionals.Through regular communication and national meetings, the SIG shares best practice in this important area of simulation. We act as a strong advocate for the use of SPs (real people are surely the highest possible fidelity simulation!). We work closely with other areas of simulation to advance hybrid and multi-modal practice.We would like to expand the SIG membership and create and support standards for the SP methodology nationally. We are also keen to welcome simulated patients themselves to the SIG. There will be an SPOTs SIG meeting at ASPiH 2019 Belfast and we are planning an event in Nottingham in 2020.
Contacts - Membership is free to all ASPiH members but we would encourage anyone with an interest in SP work to get in touch [email protected]
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It is with great regret that we are writing to you to inform you that we have had to cancel the Simulation Conference in Nottingham on 15th May 2020.
We are hugely disappointed but will reschedule the event for late 2020 when the Covid restrictions have been lifted.
If you have paid a registration fee this can be held to secure your place for the new event or alternatively you can request a refund by emailing [email protected]
May 2019 - Developing Educators for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (DESPiH) is the new special interest group (SIG) of ASPiH devoted to creating a network of developing educators with an interest in simulation-based education across all healthcare professions.
There is also a primary care SIG and Emergency medicine SIG on the horizon! Watch this space!