Development and Evaluation of Simulation Training for PRP and PTPTs

South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust – on behalf of King’s Health Partners


The NHS Long Term Plan sets out how pharmacy professionals will provide increasing levels of clinical care to patients. With these evolving roles, there is a need for innovative training models to enhance individual and team performance. Simulation training is widely used in other health professions, giving learners opportunities for deliberate practice in safe environments. Evidence suggests it provides trainees with powerful and transformative learning experiences that influence behaviour and fill knowledge gaps. This will contribute to giving trainees the right skills, values and behaviours at the right time and in the right place to meet patient needs.

Project Aim

The overall aim of our project is to establish a model and infrastructure for using simulation training in pre-registration pharmacy professionals.

Project Objectives

Establishing a pharmacy simulation training faculty that delivers and develops simulation training events beyond this project

Developing a pharmacy simulation training curriculum that meets the needs of stakeholders

Completing an evaluation of the project to inform on-going delivery of the simulation training programme


We aim to create, test and run at least 5 different pharmacy simulation training scenarios, with some involving both pre-registration pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacy technicians in the same scenario. These will form the basis of a minimum of 8 simulation training events delivered in-person or virtually for around 80 trainees across five NHS Trusts. An evaluation of the programme will explore learner experience, impact and sustainability.

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Simulation Scenario

Project Team




David Taylor

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Accountable Officer

Kai Loke Chan

Kai-Loke Chan

Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Project Lead

Richard Pudney

Richard Pudney

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Project Team