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Paediatric simulation within the West Midlands

We have fantastic Paediatric simulation facilities in the West Midlands, supported by our simulation faculty:

TPD for Paediatric Simulation: Dr Annabel Copeman.

TPD for Neonatal Simulation: Dr Matt Nash.

Paediatric Simulation Fellows: Cat Beatty & Shosh Layman

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Neonatal Simulation Fellow: Hannah Coakley

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Previous Sim Fellows include: Jess Groucutt, Dumebi Mbeledogu, Diana Aguirre, Lucine Nahabedian, Seb Brown, Ash Patel, Sarah Williamson, Izzy Fullwood, Ash Holt, Su Elliott & Alison Belfitt; to find out more about these Sim Fellow roles, click here

Simulation training is embedded within our regional teaching programme (many paediatric and neonatal departments include simulation scenarios as part of departmental teaching too). There are also a wide range of stand-alone simulation courses available to West Midlands Paediatric Trainees, targeted at different levels of training (click on the course link to find out further information about each simulation day):

ST1: Neonatal clinical skills day

ST1: Paediatric clinical skills day

ST1+: SHINE course (neonatal emergencies)

ST2-3: STEPS course (transition to middle grade)

ST3+: ABC in CAMHS course (acute behavioural crises)

ST3+: SUDIC course

ST4+: PalSim course (paediatric palliative care)

ST4+: Neo-Com-S (Neonatal Communication Training through Simulation)

ST4+: Advanced SHINE

ST4+: Neonatal Palliative Care


Dates for Paediatric simulation courses are available on the Eventbrite page

(along with booking details):

You can also follow the Paediatric Simulation team on Twitter:


Neonatal simulation course dates are published in the monthly newsletter and

updated on this website. Please contact Hannah Coakley to register your interest

and book these courses.

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