In November 2020, UHBW was delighted to be awarded with organisational ASPiH Accreditation.
As part of the assessment, we hosted a virtual visit to our Sim Centre and all aspects of our work across the organisation were assessed against the ASPiH Standards Framework. We demonstrated that all elements of our work match the Standards set by ASPiH and we were therefore awarded with Organisational Accreditation; a fantastic achievement that we are very proud of.
We are passionate about the ASPiH Standards being upheld across all simulation based education at UHBW and would encourage anyone involved in SBE to explore and apply these standards, at UHBW and beyond.
We are also proud to announce that Dan Freshwater-Turner (Lead of Simulation Services) and Lynn Garland (Lead Educator) have achieved Individual Accreditation for their work in all areas of Simulation.
Our Senior Technician, James Ham, has also been awarded with the RSI(Tech) qualification for his work as a Simulation Technician. This award is granted by the Science Council and accredited by ASPiH.
ASPiH (Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare) is a not-for-profit membership Association comprising of members drawn from healthcare, education and patient safety backgrounds including researchers, learning technologists, workforce development or education managers, administrators, and healthcare staff and students.
All have a genuine interest in new and innovative methods of learning, as well as optimising the use of existing simulation resources within their practice. Membership bridges undergraduate and pre- registration education as well as postgraduate and post registration training and on-going CPD for all of the health and social care workforce.
The current aims of the Association are to:
- provide an effective communication network for those involved in simulation and technology enhanced learning across the UK and beyond
- provide quality exemplars of best practice in the application of simulated practice to education, training, assessment and research in healthcare
- support the expansion and uptake of simulated practice by establishing key benefits and evidence of impact linking simulated practice with improvements in patient safety and quality of care
- develop and share key operational and strategic resources for members drawn from experience within the association and from links with relevant educational bodies nationally and internationally
- encourage and support scholarly development and recognition of members through wider dissemination of innovative practice at scientific meetings and publications
- become the “go to” independent organisation for those looking for expertise, advice and information about healthcare simulation and technology enhanced learning