Enhancing GP through arts

Management of emergencies in the community: Learning through simulation of ‘real-life’ situations.

The GP Education Centre have been awarded a Health Education Wessex grant to pilot simulation based workshops on managing emergencies in primary care settings. These will be led by a GP and a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine (also a ALS trainer). Scenarios will be based on time critical emergencies where delays can impact on patients’ morbidity and mortality. There are no lectures and no power point presentations – learning will be through simulation, using your own equipment in your own surgery.  The workshops are aimed at GPs, although practice nurses are also welcome to attend. Recommended group size is 8-12 (14 max).


This is what Dorset GPs said in our pilot project:

I hope this can be done regularly as it will make a huge difference to patient care.”

“Excellent … life-like to make more memorable.”

“Useful to have hands on practice”.

It scares me to think of the things I do not know!”

 “Highly relevant”

“Good to use the actual surgery equipment”


Forthcoming Dates:

Wednesday 13 March  2016 – Wessex Road

Thursday 9 June 2016 – Gervis Road

Wednesday 14 September 2016 – Village Surgery (4-6pm)

Wednesday 21 September 2016 – Tricketts Cross

Time: 7-9pm

Venue: In your surgery, which should be closed to patients during the training.


For more information, please email the GP centre at GPCentre@bournemouth.ac.uk.

Further information and guidelines for primary care also available at https://www.resus.org.uk/information-for-professionals