The Douglas Starship Simulation Programme (DSSP) partnered with Boston Children's Hospital Simulator Program in 2011 to develop a comprehensive simulation programme, providing multidisciplinary team training to experienced clinicians using high fidelity simulation.

  • DSSP has enabled clinical services to deliver simulation training and education which focus on patient safety, improved teamwork and outcomes¬† throughout Starship.

  • DSSP leads simulation research and outcome measurement.

  • DSSP has developed an outreach programme to support simulation training, education and programme development in regional areas.


  • Current courses

    The Simulation service runs workshops on 'Introduction to Simulation', 'Difficult Conversations' and Simulation Faculty Development

  • Moulage tips

    Tips for making the effects (moulage) for simulation training

  • Our Services

    A comprehensive range of simulation education is available to health professionals

  • Our team

    Meet the members of the Douglas Starship Simulation Service

  • Outreach programme

    An outreach service offers a number of benefits and advantages to participating hospitals

  • Programme and faculty training

    Simulation is a multifaceted tool that can target the wide-range of clinical and non-clinical skills that are required to provide high quality healthcare.

  • Research and Outcomes

    Awards and Publications of the Douglas Starship Simulation Service

  • Simulation forms and resources

    For booking personnel and equipment along with access to the Sim Planner and Calendar

  • Testimonials

    Read testimonials from people who have undertaken the programmes