Workforce, training and education
East of England

Simulation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology


What is Simulation?

Simulation is a technique of learning which is applicable to all healthcare professionals at various levels. There is strong evidence of effectiveness of simulation training. Simulation based education (SBE) improves quality of care, experience and patient safety.

Simulation training is provided in more relaxed environment by educators. This can cover a range of training activities. Simulation promotes the more effective use of existing resources.  SBE is less intimidating and mitigates the risk of involving real patients. Both technical and non-technical skills can be learnt in simulation environment.

Dr Pathak is the current ATPD for Simulation & Human Factors and can be contacted HERE

For more information on simulation practice in healthcare please visit

Simulation Standards and Strategies

The HEE simulation-based education (SBE) framework defines the vision and expectations for the delivery of SBE across England. It provides a national, strategic approach to SBE that will be locally led and delivered. This strategic approach is necessary to:

  • Ensure equity of access
  • Provide patient-centred, service driven SBE
  • Encourage quality of provision
  • Provide value for money
  • Promote sharing and collaboration
  • Promote innovation

For information this framework can be found HERE


Simulation Centres

The East of England deanery has 6 simulation sites - information on which can be found HERE


Simulation Literature