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Undergraduate Education

Phase 1

Phase 1

Early clinical experience that considers all disciplines in the context of a patient’s presentations.
Phase 2

Phase 2

Focusing on evolving clinical learning through apprenticeship in the form of hospital placements.
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Supporting University of Leicester Medical School end of year and final exams
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Training Programmes

Foundation Programme

Foundation Programme

This is a two-year training programme for newly qualified doctors and is necessary to practise as a doctor in the UK.
Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Training

IMT is a three year programme which includes experience in intensive care medicine, geriatric medicine and outpatients.
General Practice

General Practice

General practice / family medicine is defined as the medical specialty that manages common illnesses.
Core Surgical Training

Core Surgical Training

Core Surgical Training follows the ISCP curriculum which includes generic skills applicable to all surgeons.

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Each centre has a variety of rooms and lecture theatres available for booking.

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Clinical Skills Unit

Providing clinical skills training, simulation and resuscitation training in UHL
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Introduction

Our experienced team provides high quality research based training for UHL’s clinical staff to meet the needs of a dynamic and changing healthcare service.

Benefits

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State of the art skills labs and simulation facilities

Ward and clinic areas offer flexible training space with hi fidelity mannequins and up to date equipment
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Undergraduate and postgraduate provision

Training for medical students, Foundation and Core level doctors as well as multi-professional teams
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Highly skilled staff

The CSU team are registered healthcare professionals with expertise in simulation, clinical skills and resuscitation.

Useful Information

The Resuscitation and National course services provide resuscitation training and clinical support to all staff and areas. We offer basic through to advanced life support training and pride ourselves in offering bespoke training to meet the needs of our service users. For more information about our current courses please see the events page.

Our aim is to provide 24 hour access to surgical skills facilities to meet curriculum requirements. A dedicated surgical skills training room is available in the Victoria Building at LRI. At the Glenfield Hospital, a similar facility will be opened in the Clinical Education Centre in Spring 2022.
Our aim is to use high quality simulation as a powerful education tool. We empower and enable educators through simulation-based education. Using high fidelity mannequins, we achieve this through the following ways;
  • Through the delivery of commissioned courses -currently we run HEE simulation courses for foundation doctors, internal medical trainees and specialist trainees in obstetrics.
  • Through helping and supporting specialties to deliver their own simulation-based education. We do this by providing help with content development, delivering faculty training and initial support in running simulation
  • Through the provision of bespoke simulation. This might be to address specific learning outcomes arising from a serious untoward incident or to address a specific training need. Whichever it is, we work with educators to develop specific packages and support them with knowledge and resources to enable you to effectively deliver it.
We can support delivery of simulation in the following ways:
  • There is a simulation lab and debrief room in the Victoria building. This is equipped with a remotely controlled high fidelity patient simulator and sophisticated audio-visual equipment to ensure the action can be live streamed to the debrief room.
  • Portable simulation and audiovisual equipment to facilitate the delivery of simulation-based education in the clinical setting.
  • Benchtop models to facilitate the training of specific clinical and procedural skills.
  • 360° camera and editing software to produce interactive scenarios and simulation training that can be accessed on mobile devices and computers.

Our Doctors

Trainees and Locally Employed Doctors work in a wide range of specialties from Foundation to Specialty level

UHL employs and supports over 800 senior doctors at Consultant, Specialty Grade or in Honorary positions

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Undergraduate Education

Early clinical experience that considers all disciplines in the context of a patient’s presentations

Focusing on evolving clinical learning through apprenticeship in the form of hospital placements.

Supporting University of Leicester Medical School end of year and final exams

Training Programmes

Foundation Programme

Foundation Programme

The Foundation Programme (FP) curriculum underpins the training and professional development of newly graduated doctors.

Related Courses

Contact Us

To get in touch please use the contact form and one of the team will get back to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Following attendance of your clinical skills training you will be emailed an LCAT book to complete and a skills completion form for your manager to return to confirm that you have completed your clinical supervised practice. On receiving the completion of skills form from your manager the Clinical Skills team will update your HELM account to reflect competency.
For non-face to face sessions please email CSU@uhl-tr.nhs.uk and the LCAT book and skills completion form for your manager will be emailed to you, for ECG’s and Intravenous drug administration your clinical supervised practice remains the same. For LCAT assessor training only a single LCAT assessment is required. On receiving the completion of skills form from your manager the Clinical Skills team will update your HELM account to reflect competency.

We run a variety of national courses from the Resuscitation Council UK (RC UK), the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) and the Royal College of Surgeons.  Details of the courses available can be found on HELM under “My training, Course catalogue, Resuscitation-National Courses/Specialist Training” however you will need to contact the Clinical Skills Unit for availability and booking on nationalcoursecsu@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

All UHL staff are required to complete resuscitation training as part of their statutory and mandatory training. The minimum training required is Basic life support (BLS). Non clinical staff complete an online package once only. All other staff are required to refresh their training every 24 months. We offer a variety of courses that meet this requirement with the majority of staff accessing BLS training via an online eLearning followed by a practical assessment at one of our drop in sessions.
Details of how to access our drop in sessions can be found on our insite page http://insite.xuhl-tr.nhs.uk/homepage/clinical/clinical-skills-unit/uhl-resuscitation/drop-in .

These sessions run across all 3 sites .You can be assessed on both adult and/or paediatric basic life support at these sessions, depending on your need.

There is no need to book, simply arrive at any time within the advertised session, assessments usually take approximately 15 minutes.
We can help you design a simulation course to meet a curricula need or to address a specific clinical training issue. We have a range of rooms and equipment that can be booked for simulation and we can provide training to allow you to be self-sufficient in ruining your own simulation activities. Please contact us at simulation@uhl-tr.nhs.uk to discuss your requirements.

We are always in need of enthusiastic volunteers to help support the simulation training we run in the centre. We are happy to take people who have never had the opportunity to act as faculty in simulation before and can provide training for those who wish to develop their skill set in this area. If this is something that interests you please contact us at simulation@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Other Facilities

Libraries

Libraries

The service includes training, support and a Clinical Librarian service. 24 hour access to the libraries is available to all UHL staff.