Improving Patient Safety in Emergency Situations (IPSES)


The course begins with an introduction to non-technical skills (NTS). This outlines key non-technical skills/human factors involved in caring for patients, such as effective communication, anticipation and planning, and taking a leadership role.

Six scenarios are covered during the day. Each scenario is debriefed by a trained debriefer. To aid realism, the scenarios use high-fidelity simulation.


We aim to improve the way professionals interact at work to benefit patients and prevent avoidable mistakes.

Course dates:

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21st January 2020

24th March 2020

29th May 2020

21st July 2020

22nd September 2020

For more information please contact the Simulation team on 0207 188 4802 or email  the Simulation Team



Be aware that attendance and participation in Simulation-based training at the SaIL centre involves the use of live audio-visual recording. This is to support your learning & for internal faculty development. Please inform us if you do not want to participate as we may not be able to offer you training.

The Simulation & Interactive Learning (SaIL) centre is actively involved in research to improve simulation based learning.  Data may be collected on your training day as part of this research programme.

The data we collect is not to pass judgement on your performance but to develop greater understanding of the ways in which people learn through Simulation.  You will have the chance to learn more about this research and ask questions on the day of this course.


Medical Education