FOCUS - Foundation Course Using Simulation

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Course information

Date: 2 courses are run every month

Location: Postgraduate Medical Institute, Michael Salmon Building, Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1SQ

Delegate registration: MEHT/Basildon/Colchester FY1/FY2 doctors will be allocated places in advance; acute care nurses £150 (funded places may be available via your trust). Please contact for more details.


A full day of simulated practice for FY1, FY2 doctors and Band 5-7 nurses, featuring: 

  • a systematic approach to the recognition, assessment and initial management of acutely ill adult patients, with emphasis on ABCDE
  • reinforcement of important aspects of patient safety 
  • introduction and overview to human factors and their importance in good clinical care.

Structured group debrief

Course Director: Angie Nunn, Visiting Lecturer in Simulation

Feedback from previous participants

"Scenarios and feedback very useful, clear and helpful. Very structured day, clear teaching aims."

"Realistic practice, constructive feedback. Clinical teaching on management of acute scenarios."

"Focuses on real aspects of training. Same stress level as real."

"Good variety of cases. Well structured and organised sessions. On time. Good feedback sessions."

FOCUS is facilitated by our experienced simulation Faculty from Southend University Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust and Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust.

Contact details and travel information

PMI Events Team
Tel: 01245 684150

For travel information please see Travelling to our Chelmsford campus.