Simulation and Education Fellowship- Reading

This post is an excellent opportunity for candidates to gain further experience in intensive care medicine  whilst developing a special interest in simulation based medical education. Trainees with a background in Acute, Emergency or Intensive care medicine or Anaesthesia are equally welcome. Some previous experience in intensive care medicine is highly desirable.

The objectives of the simulation post are:

  • Develop a critical approach to simulation based medical education

  • Design and conduct simulation scenarios

  • Gain confidence in delivering debriefing and feedback

  • Participate in collection of data and preparation of posters and manuscripts

  • Participate in the design and conduct of an in-situ simulation course

  • Consider enrolling on a post graduate qualification in medical education

  • Gain further experience in intensive care medicine.


All training will take place at the Royal Berkshire Hospital which is recognised by the Faculty in Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) for advanced level training, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCOA), the College of Emergency Medicine (CEM) and the GMC. Clinical and Educational supervision for the simulation post will be provided by Dr Andrew Jacques and Dr Tim Parke.

The current team of 11 Consultants all hold dual accredition in either Anaesthesia, Acute medicine or Emergency medicine. This has led to excellent working relationships in the hospital with the other acute specialties from which the majority of our referrals are made. Within the Consultant team, we have the current dean of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine - Dr Carl Waldmann, the Thames Valley Regional advisor for Intensive Care Medicine – Dr Ian Rechner,  the Thames Valley ICM Training Programme Director – Dr Liza Keating & the Thames Valley ACCS Training Programme Director – Dr Tim McErlane. We are an enthusiastic group of hard working individuals who are committed to delivering high quality evidenced based care.

There is an active education programme with a weekly teaching programme, journal club and morbidity and mortality meeting. The education programme includes regular in-situ simulation which has received excellent feedback since its introduction. A wide variety of courses are provided at the Royal Berkshire Hospital including ALS, APLS, ATLS, FICE, CUSIC & BASICS. Several of the ICU Consultants are registered FICE mentors and CUSIC training can also be provided for those with an interest in ultrasound. 

There is a very active urgent care research team at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, which has been recognised nationally with Dr Keating and the research time receiving a national research award. We are currently running several NIHR portfolio studies including, Pleural Effusions in Critical Care (PECC), TEST-it, RAMP (randomised ambulatory management of pneumothorax), REST (“protective ventilation with veno-venous lung assist in respiratory failure)& rapid CTCA (rapid CT coronary angiography for low risk chest pain).

Applicants should be post FY2 with either ATLS, ALS or APLS provider status. The successful applicant will spend 30% of their rota in activities supporting medical education and simulation or critical care ultrasound and 70% as a fellow in intensive care medicine.

For further details/informal visits contact:

Dr Andrew Jacques, FICM tutor -