Clinical Skills Training

The David Gould Clinical Skills Centre is the base for most of our resuscitation courses and several other multidisciplinary courses such as the Acute Illness management (AIMS) course and PROMPT.
The centre opened on 9 August 2005 and the opening was a celebration of the work of Dr David Gould, Consultant Dermatologist and Director of Medical Education.

It is now used by practice development and other allied healthcare professionals to provide skills-orientated mandatory training to the multidisciplinary team.

The centre stocks a range of low-fidelity simulation equipment for training in specific procedural skills for the Foundation Programme.

F1 generic skills sessions provide training in treatment of acutely unwell patients and updates on resuscitation are provided by our resuscitation trainers. Core and Specialty Trainees also benefit from training in procedures such as chest drain placements and suturing techniques. We also host regular postgraduate dental study days.

F2 study days provide training in skills such as advanced airway management and central line insertion.

With the appointment of the Clinical Skills Fellow we now provide booked and drop-in sessions on specific skills as requested by our junior doctors.