Human Factors and Patient Engagement
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What We Do
Our journey began at Whittington Health NHS Trust, thanks to a serendipitous meeting in the Project Wingman ‘First-Class’ lounge. Senior EM Trainee Dr Robert Lloyd and Captain Alex Jolly started talking about simulation training in the NHS – it was clear that there was an exciting opportunity for shared learning. A week later, pilots in uniform started to observe in situ simulation, gaining experience in the clinical environment and producing simple, clear HF feedback supported by aviation examples. A pilot study of 20 simulations proved to be a success, resulting in funding for a larger scale programme across 5 specialties. The programme has now expanded to more hospitals and Trusts. Our involvement in a multi-specialty simulation training programme has since been recognised by HSJ panellists for its outstanding contribution to improving healthcare, shortlisted for the ‘Best Educational Programme for the NHS’ category in its 2021 awards.
Sims Observed to Date
Why We Do It
There is little doubt this project has had a hugely positive impact on our hospital. It has galvanised the training landscape and fostered a more collaborative spirit between our specialties.
Whittington / WingFactors are honoured to showcase the ‘Pilot Sim’ programme at the NHS Providers conference.
WingFactors / Whittington Poster wins 'Highly Commended' at the Society for Acute Medicine conference, a great acknowledgement of the team's hard work with over 150 excellent posters being showcased. Thanks to Dr Friedi Baldeweg for all of her hard work in promoting...
WingFactors hits the Magic 100 sim count with a fascinating ‘mixed overdose’ MDT sim in Resus. The collaboration of multiple specialties (including security) across the Whittington Health NHS Trust was truly synonymous with the inclusivity that the sim education programme promotes.
WingFactors are delighted to announce that we have won the award for Best Oral Presentation at RCoA Patient Safety in Perioperative Practice. ‘A unique collaboration of airline pilots and medical education in the Covid-19 pandemic’ Congratulations to Dr Megan...
Frimley Health Trust
“Robbie is an emergency medicine senior trainee and fellow podcaster who is undertaking a year as an Education Fellow at the Whittington hospital . Captain Alex Jolly is an airline pilot who is UK based. The program has brought marvellous insights to the clinicians in terms of teamwork behaviours and shaping culture…..” Read More
“Captain Alexander Jolly and Captain Dave Fielding are commercial airline pilots. I met them through Project Wingman, a pandemic-induced collaboration between the UK aviation industry and the NHS. For the last few months they (along with a few of their colleagues) have been helping us train….” Read More