The BMSC Sim Ward Area

An Example of Surgical Simulation

The BMSC Control Room

Perfusion Courses Now Available

Specialist Paediatric Programmes Available

Train The Trainers

Who we are

Our Facilities/Programmes


Welcome to the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre (BMSC), a unique facility delivering expert multidisciplinary healthcare training.

At BMSC we use a variety of interactive human patient simulators and manikins to give clinicians the opportunity to learn, rehearse and perfect procedures from the simple to the highly complex.

“Very well organised day, staff all very friendly and approachable. I felt I could ask/contribute without difficulty.”

“Overall an excellent course which I will recommend to others. Has made me feel more comfortable with the thought of having to use some of the equipment in a real situation.”

“Brilliant course, great structure, well organised, all very relevant”

Unique facility delivering expert multidisciplinary healthcare training

News from the BMSC


Simulation Fellowships

Each year Bristol Medical Simulation Centre organizes 120 courses and delivers training to approximately 1500 delegates. We appoint two teaching/research fellows who are be taught how to teach using a range of clinical simulators and will develop the skills to undertake the design, organization and delivery of course material. BMSC also offers a variety of…


The Bristol Medical Simulation Centre was the first of its kind in the UK when it opened in 1997, and has gone from strength to strength ever since. This article lets you learn about the work of the centre including helping staff train for the new developments at UH Bristol. To read more click here


Anaesthesia in Austere Environments

Bristol Medical Simulation Centre is proud to host an element of the “Anaesthesia in Austere Environments” course on the 17th July and 11th September 2015.

To read more about this subject please follow the link to an article as featured in the Royal College of Anaesthetist bulletin, May 2015 edition: AustereCourse

Improving Safety in Cardiac Surgery

Bristol Medical Simulation Centre is proud to present a one of a kind, state-of-the-art open heart surgical simulator. It is a creation designed by surgeons, simulation specialists and medical equipment manufactures.

To find out more about this breakthrough simulator please, follow the link:Cardiac simulator page

A Different View

We would like to invite you to read the article as published in the IEEE Pulse (July 2015 edition) featuring an expert opinion of Dr Andrew McIndoe, Vice Chair of the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre.

Discover a different view of the medical simulation world.

To read the full article please follow the link: A Different View

Excellence in POC training/innovative practice

We would like to invite you to read the example of excellent training/innovative practice that is being undertaken within University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. This Point Of Care training innovation was designed by Dr Daniel Freshwater-Turner of Bristol Medical Simulation Centre and approved by the Quality Management within Health Education South West – Severn Postgraduate Medical Education

We hope our example will allow to change the way medical professionals are trained in their own work environment.

Please find a full content here: Multi_professional_point_of_care__POC__simulation_programme_GP015.pdf_60935435

BMSC training in South Africa

Simulation training being delivered by BMSC Chair in Cape Town, South Africa! Please have a look how simulation help medical professionals develop their skills!

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