Circle of Care is a model for Compassionate Human Factors in Healthcare, created by the Simulation and Interactive Learning Centre (SaIL) at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) in collaboration with Clod Ensemble’s Performing Medicine programme. It helps us think about, practise and demonstrate the high quality compassionate care to which we all aspire to.
Circle of Care re-envisions compassionate healthcare by describing a multi-directional flow of care between healthcare professionals and their colleagues, patients and carers, and where healthcare professionals also care for themselves. While recognising that many of the challenges facing healthcare professionals are systemic and environmental, Circle of Care proposes a Skills Compass which can help navigate the obstacles getting in the way of the flow of care.
We are committed to helping healthcare professionals develop the skills on this compass by offering courses which draw on methods from simulation, Human Factors skills training, and techniques and ways of thinking that come from the arts.