St Georges Foundation Trust

GAPS is an inter-professional training facility at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London. We use simulation and other educational tools and techniques to help healthcare teams achieve their full potential. Our centre includes two full-immersion high-fidelity simulation suits, a fully-equipped skills lab, part-task trainers and a post-graduate dental and micro-surgery unit. We provide in-house and external mobile simulation and support for satellite simulation groups. We are based in London, SW17 and have been in operation for more than 17 years.

Simulation-Based Learning Train the Trainers course

A FREE course commissioned by HESL (2017)

Please note that these dates are  AVAILABLE TO THOSE THAT ARE WORKING WITHIN THE SOUTH WEST LONDON REGION free of charge  and are subjected to approval by your local Simulation Lead.
For applicants out of region; access, participation and certification for the course in it’s entirety is subject to a £350 course fee and will run on different dates than below – Dates TBC

Please see the dates below

  • 5th – 6th September 2017
  • 02 – 03 November 2017
  • 04 – 05 January 2018
  • 21 – 22 March 2018 
  • 09 – 10 April 2018 

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We offer a diverse range of Simulation Based Learning across multiple specialties for St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (including South West London & St Georges Mental Health Trust, community, general practice, HMP Wandsworth and local hospices).

We provide training according to local needs in terms of the Sustainability & Transformation Partnerships, local Patient Safety Committees , Quality Improvement Communities and Trust Needs. Read on for more information about some of the courses we offer and to find details of how to contact us in order to develop something new

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We host international and national courses, regional and local skills training as well as facilitating individuals in self-directed skill acquisition.

skills lab


We are also hosting the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) till 2020 as one of two major providers of their College Skills Courses as well as our own regional training. For full information please access the RCS Website (For Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider training please use the separate application on our website).

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Dental Simulation


The Dental Simulation Unit is equipped with the latest technology, to include 14 highly sophisticated dental phantom heads. We provide innovative and varied training programmes for dentists, allied dental professionals and maxillofacial surgeons. The facilities are amongst the best in the UK. St. George’s is regional Lead Provider for DF2 / CDP training.

The facility creates an excellent learning environment for postgraduate clinical training for: year 1 (Foundation Dentists), year 2-4 (Dental Core Trainees), Specialists and Consultants in training and general dental practitioners together with other members of the dental team. The training suite includes 14 tutor/student work stations along with accompanying ‘phantom head’ simulators linked to video enabled surgical operating microscopes. Touch screen HD ethernet protocol audio-visual technology further aids the teaching experience.

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