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Simulator training

Simulator training

Hands-on teaching across a range of procedures and techniques with experienced faculty.

Acknowledgement and Thanks
Companies and organisations providing the simulators and technical support for 2020 - Coming soon
Special thanks to Dr Bethan Freestone who is the initiative lead for 2020. We also acknowledge and thank the following who have provided expert input into arranging and coordinating the Simulator programme: Coming soon.
All learning objectives and teaching are tailored towards the 2010 JRCPTB Cardiology Curriculum (amended 2016), with the flexibility to cover a wide range of participant experience and requirements. *Try to decide which objectives you wish to fulfil before attending your session. Completed objectives will be added to your certificate.
Supervised training sessions available:
  • Diagnostic coronary angiography, radial and femoral access
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (simple and complex)
  • Basic pacing (lead placement and programming)
  • Trans oesophageal echocardiography (with pathologies)
  • Pericardiocentesis
In addition we will be offering
  • CLEMS team training
  • Essential Surgical Skills: offering training in dissection and suturing techniques (1 day course)
  • Basic Cardiology Simulator training 'Cath lab ready’ course for ST3s (condensed 1 day course)
Booking Sessions

All pre-arranged sessions will last 60 minutes and consist of either one- or two-to-one tutorial with an experienced trainer. The training will follow key objectives tracking to the JRCPTB 2010 Specialty curriculum for cardiology (amended 2016) but will also be tailored to the experience of the individual and suitable for all trainees and consultants.

Cancellation Policy

Due to the demand for sessions and the considerable resource invested in the simulation programme, we expect all sessions to be fully utilised. As such, any cancellations should be made at least 48 hours in advance. Failure to attend a simulation session will be taken very seriously by BCS. Any trainee who fails to attend a booked session will have any other sessions booked cancelled and will be contacted by the Programme Committee. They will also be asked to explain in writing why they did not attend the meeting. Individual Training Program Directors will also be contacted.


Upon successful completion of a simulation training session you will be awarded a British Cardiovascular Society certificate, confirming learning (relating to these objectives) has taken place. This certificate can be incorporated into your e-Portfolio and linked to the appropriate part of the curriculum. It will be emailed in pdf format to the email address used to register for the session.


All delegates who attend a training session will be expected to provide feedback after the event via an online survey which will be emailed.