Manchester Metropolitan University

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.

Current research

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.

Principal Investigators

Department of Health Professions

Suzanne Gough

Principal Investigator

Staff Profile

Phone +44(0)1612472942

Department of Health Professions and Learning

Leah Greene

Principal Investigator

Staff Profile

Phone +44(0)161 247 2515

Project Team

Projects

Simulated Patients: blending performing arts pedagogy and healthcare education

The aim of this project is to develop a ‘Train-The-Simulated Patient’ (2TSP) programme, which will embed performing arts methodology to enhance the quality of the healthcare learning environment for existing and future workforce training and development.

Project report: blending performing arts pedagogy and healthcare education

Simulated Patients: a standardised, quality assured approach to training and implementation

The aim of this project is to improve knowledge, awareness and best practice in relation to embedding SPs within simulation-based education or workforce development training programmes in the UK. The Simulated Patient Train The Trainer (SP3T) programme features a pre-requisite e-learning course followed by an interactive, evidence based workshop.

Project report: a standardised, quality assured approach to training and impleme

Instructional Guide (A3)

Instructional Guide (A4)

Research