Simulated Patients (SPs) are real people trained to portray patients and to give feedback to learners on their interactions.
SPs are involved in simulation-based education to help to provide a safe environment for the ‘patient’ and learner in which to rehearse ‘patient-centeredness’ and other critical aspects of healthcare professionalism. SPs are commonly involved in teaching, research and curriculum development in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) as advisors.
Manchester Metropolitan University have been awarded £152,000 from NHS Health Education North West, to develop two regional ‘Simulated Patient’ training programmes. The project teams involve specialists from UK and International universities.
- Suzanne Gough - Department of Health Professions
- Leah Greene - Department of Health Professions and Nursing
- Mr Stuart Roberts - Manchester Metropolitan University
- Mrs Ann Natali - Manchester Metropolitan University
- Visiting Professor Ralph MacKinnon - Manchester Metropolitan University
- Mark Hellaby - North West Simulation Education Network, UK
- Professor Debra Nestel - Monash University, Australia
- Dr Neil Tuttle - Griffith University, Australia
- Professor Brain Webster - Napier University, UK