Who we are


Welcome to the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre (BMSC), a unique facility delivering expert multidisciplinary healthcare training. BMSC is part of the University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW).

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.

Optimising patient safety and quality of care through effective simulation in healthcare

To be world leaders in simulation development, delivery, research and innovation

“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”

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 (PDF)

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!

The album can be accessed here

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

IntoUniversity Visit to BMSC

This month the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre team were delighted to welcome young people from “IntoUniversity” to an interactive afternoon as an introduction to health care. These students aged 14 – 17 are exploring possibilities of working in health care and/or commencing professional registration or training via University programmes in all aspects of healthcare. They enjoyed the time they spent with our multi-professional team and got hands on experience in a simulated operating theatre. They asked many insightful questions of us about our careers to date, why we enjoy our roles and what are the biggest challenges we face.

The feedback from these fascinating young people included:

“The best things were the Bristol Simulation Centre because it was really realistic and I learnt about how people in hospital work together…I improved on my confidence in working in a team.”

“The best bit about this programme was visiting the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre because it was enjoyable and I was able to get an insight into my future career.”

She also said ” I improved in my confidence when speaking to adults.”

We are working with other local groups to offer more opportunities to encourage our future colleagues to consider careers in healthcare.


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