About us

The Medisim centre was established at the Royal Surrey County Hospital back in 2010. Since then, our distinguished clinical faculty and technical team have been delivering a high quality and innovative simulation service to hundreds of clinicians, healthcare professionals and medical students. During this time Medisim has gained a reputation as a simulation hub  throughout the region of Surrey, Kent and Sussex.

 

In our simulation lab based in the Medical Education Centre, we are able to deliver simulation-based education for a variety of specialities, such as:

Medicine, Anaesthesia, Intensive Care, Paediatrics, Obstetrics, Midwifery, Emergency Medicine, Primary care and Psychiatry.

 

We also provide regular in-situ high fidelity simulation sessions in various clinical areas within the Trust. This allows us to expand our potential using realistic environments and broaden our Simulation activity.

 

Our permanent Simulation faculty includes consultants (from many specialities), registrars, simulation fellows and foundation doctors (Click here to see our team). We also have many external faculty members from different clinical and academic backgrounds, as well as close links with the University of Surrey.

 

Our team consists of highly skilled technicians and state of the art facilities including top of the range high fidelity manikins. We are extremely proud to be one of the first centres in Europe to be able to use the "ASL 5000 Breathing Simulator" developed by IngMar Medical. This integrated solution allows us to have a highly realistic spontaneously breathing patient, ranging from simple patient assessment scenarios, to very complex respiratory disorders and ventilatory problems.

In addition, we have a comprehensive library of part-task trainers that include multiple forms of venous access, joint aspirations/injections, airway training (including FONA), epidurals, chest drains, IO access and urinary catheterisation. We are continually updating and adding to this resource so please contact us for more information if required and make sure to check out our full inventory, which can be found on the website under "Part-Task Trainers".

 

The Medisim centre is active in QI and research. We have been successful in submitting multiple abstracts for oral presentation at international and national simulation and education conferences, and our team have recently published articles in relevant academic journal

Watch our Sim Introductory video below to experience a taster in what we do and how our scenarios play out.