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Education and training

For healthcare professionals
A nurse cares for a baby in the children's intensive care unit (PICU).

We provide training for doctors and nurses south of the river Thames who want to develop their skills in caring for critically ill children. 

We host a range of study days and courses at Evelina London and other hospitals. Our consultants and retrieval nurse practitioners can also come to your hospital to deliver a training day tailored to the development needs of you and your team.

Courses and study days

South Thames Network meetings

Best Practice Conference

Education, posters and presentations looking at the best in quality improvement from throughout the region.

Date: 19 November, 2019.

Email annette.toner@gstt.nhs.uk for booking information

Network M&M meeting

Dates: 28 June 2019 and  26 September 2019.

Email alison.pienaar@gstt.nhs.uk for more information.

Retrieval Nurse Practitioners (RNP) course

For paediatric nurses who want to lead the team responsible for transporting children for intensive care.

The course takes two years to complete and study days are held at Evelina London.

To be eligible you must:

  • be a registered paediatric nurse
  • have a minimum of three years’ experience in a children’s intensive care unit
  • have a minimum of two years’ experience in emergency retrievals.

To register or to find out more, please email shelley.riphagen@gstt.nhs.uk.

Nursing simulation day

Home to Hospital, when complex children bounce back

In light of the ever growing population of children and young people discharged home from Critical Care with complex health care needs, the South Thames Children’s Critical Care Network have collaborated to make these children the focus of the next Tri-PICU study day. A day to learn from each other and discover how we offer the best care possible to these Children and their families.

Date: 20 June and 11 October 2019

Location: King's College Hospital, Weston Education Centre.

  • networking and sharing challenges and solutions
  • taught sessions on some complex conditions
  • specialist input- LTV teams, tracheostomy nurse specialists Well-child Nurse
  • hands on practice
  • scenario based learning
  • nurses within South Thames Network Hospitals £20
  • external £30 

If you have any questions, please contact stacey.bedford@nhs.net. Register via Eventbrite

South Thames Retrieval Service study days (for doctors and nurses)

For doctors and nurses who work in paediatrics, anaesthetics, emergency and adult intensive care. 

Our consultants will take you through a training session using our specialised simulator equipment. 

  • Dates:
    • Tuesday 17 October 2019
  • Location: SaIL Centre, St Thomas' Hospital
  • Cost: £50 (includes lunch).

To register or to find out more, please email annette.toner@gstt.nhs.uk.

Medical simulator study days (for doctors and nurses)

For nurses and doctors who want a training session tailored to their development needs.

We can come to your hospital with our specialised simulation equipment to provide guidance on a particular paediatric condition.

Conditions covered in recent study days have included:

  • septic shock
  • supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
  • neurosurgical emergency.

If you would like us to arrange a study day for you and your team or to find out more, please email shelley.riphagen@gstt.nhs.uk.

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