Pre-conference Masterclasses - Monday 8th November 2021

This year, ASPiH are delighted to offer a series of Masterclasses, to be held virtually the day prior to the main conference on Monday 8th November.

The cost to attend a Masterclass will be £75pp although a 10% discount will be given to those who register as part of the conference package. 

Confirmed Masterclasses

Transformative Simulation: understand, define, and design.

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

The aim of this workshop is to introduce participants to the emerging field of Transformative Simulation (TS). That is, simulation as a tool to transform healthcare, rather than educate students and professionals. Drawing on contemporary uses of simulation internationally for transformative purposes, the facilitators will describe five published categories of TS, engage in discussion regarding their purposes and key differences to SBE, before providing participants with an opportunity to walk through the key design considerations of a specific TS category which will be fed back to the group for a bringing together of Transformative Simulation approaches and opportunities.  

By attending this workshop you will discover how simulation can be used to transform: 


Patient, public engagement and involvement 


Policy and procedure 



Models of care 

Culture and values 



Suggested audience: Intermediate to advance 

References: *TS paper to be added when published 


Sharon Weldon

Reader in Nursing Research and Education

Deputy Head (Research & Enterprise), School of Health Sciences

Centre Lead for Professional Workforce Development, Institute of Lifecourse Development, University of Greenwich 

Andy Buttery

Regional Simulation & Human Factors Project Lead

MSc Simulation Pathway Lead

Canterbury Christ Church University

Simulation and human factors ergonomics: improving systems

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

This masterclass will consist of some short didactic sessions followed by groupwork.

Learning objectives:

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  1. Be able to define human factors ergonomics (HFE)
  2. Be able to explain the development of HFE and its integration with healthcare 
  3. Appreciate the breadth of HFE
  4. Understand how simulation can be used as a tool within HFE
  5. Be able to use appropriate HFE tools such as bow tie analysis, influence diagrams, failure mode and effects analysis, and hierarchical task analysis to help analyse clinical areas of interest
  6. Design a project which will use simulation and a HFE tool to improve safety/quality/efficiency 

Audience: Novice


Dr Michael Moneypenny, BSc(Hons) MBChB(Hons) MD FRCA FHEA

Michael is a consultant anaesthetist with an interest in obstetric and emergency anaesthesia. He is the past director of the Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors. He is a faculty member of the MSc in Human Factors and Patient Safety jointly run by the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Michael is keen on increasing the use of human factors ergonomics expertise within healthcare. 

Simulated placements: Developing effective undergraduate placements

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

This masterclass brings together a series of simulated placement case studies that utilised simulation to enhance, replace and remotely connect clinical practice for a range of disciplines. Each case study will be visually demonstrated, revealing its strengths and weaknesses and potential going forward. There will also be an opportunity to engage with and seek answers from representatives of Health education England and the professional bodies in regards to the future of simulated practice.


Isabel Ryder, Deborah Thackray, Charles Everard


Establishing an effective in situ programme

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

In situ simulation is increasingly recognised as offering many potential advantages. These include the benefits of team training, ease and equality of access, integration into routine working practices and identification of latent errors. However, establishing and sustaining an in situ programme poses particular challenges. We aim to provide a framework for the process from planning in situ scenarios and common pitfalls to effective strategies for establishing a programme in your organisation.

Learning objectives:

By the end of the masterclass participants will:

·       Understand the rationale and scope of in situ simulation

·       Recognise the planning and logistical requirements of in situ simulation

·       Plan a mock in situ simulation from start to finish

·       Explore the role of situ simulation in improving quality and safety


Suggested audience: Introductory and Intermediate


David Wright - Hull Institute of Learning and Simulation (HILS)

Andrew Blackmore - Hull Institute of Learning and Simulation (HILS)

Send in the Mind

The Simulation - Mental Health synergy

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

Psychiatry pushes the boundaries of simulation design (Goldfarb, 2013). Maudsley Simulation centre has explored this frontier since 2015, creating a unique improvement synergy bringing SBE and mental health together. This workshop will invite you to explore essential issues of simulation design, and the learning gained through our mental health focus.

By attending the masterclass , participants will gain insight into:

  • How to harness the impact of emotions in the service of learning
  • How to enable simulated patients to create rich interpersonal experiences, and convincingly portray the spectrum of mental states encountered in healthcare
  • What can you gain with a psychologically-informed approach to debriefing?


Chris Attoe, Head of Research & Development, Maudsley Simulation, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Gregoire Billon, Clinical Lead, Maudsley Simulation & Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Camilla Tooley, Senior Simulation Tutor, Maudsley Simulation & Relationship Therapist, Relate


Anita Bignell, Senior Nurse Tutor, Maudsley Simulation, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust