Paediatric Simulation Training – Virtual Communication study days


Earn a certificate of completion

Advanced level



Approximately 4 hours to complete


Virtual simulation





About the course:

DATE: 4th December, 09:00 – 13:00.

What does this course cover?
The session is held virtually on Teams and incorporates realistic scenarios routinely used in this programme, with a professional actor and facilitated by a trained debriefer. This session is designed to provide you with more experience in challenging communications scenarios experienced in paediatrics; it covers some of the most challenging communication skills that would be expected to be acquired training by a Paediatrician.

Who is it for?
This half-day virtual training is aimed at paediatric doctors who are international medical graduates and open to all paediatric doctors in training. It is free to attend for doctors currently working across King’s Health Partners (including King’s College Hospital, GSTT and Evelina London, Royal Brompton and Harefield, South London and Maudsley).


Learning outcomes

To develop knowledge, understanding and skills related to being able to communicate with patients and families especially in the context of complex or potentially challenging conversations. The format is simulation based using role plays between the participants and an actor with facilitator debrief. All participants are expected to participate in these scenarios.

How to register for the course:

Space is available for upcoming sessions in 2024. Please enquire via email or

About the authors:

Ajanta Kamal

Ajanta Kamal

Consultant Paediatrician and Evelina London Director of Medical Education | Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Ajanta Kamal has trained in paediatrics since 2001. She has had a broad training in acute general paediatrics and has combined this with an interest in service development. Area of expertise: children's general medicine (paediatrics). In 2013 Ajanta completed the CLAHRC for north west London fellowship in Quality Improvement and Leadership skills. She started as a consultant at Evelina London Children’s Hospital in 2014.

Lucy Pickard

Lucy Pickard MPH MRCPCH

Consultant Paediatrician | RCPCH College Tutor | King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Lucy is a consultant general paediatrician at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with interests in integrated care, child and adolescent public health, and improvement science. Lucy trained in paediatrics in London, gained a MPH from Harvard, and completed fellowships with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and with the Darzi programme.


Dr Neelam Gupta

Consultant Neonatologist, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital


Lucy Pickard.

Consultant paediatrician and RCPCH college tutor, King’s College Hospital


Nia Williams

Consultant Paediatrician, King’s College Hospital

Sharon Roberts

General Paediatric Consultant. Evelina College Tutor

Lizanne Noronha

Locum Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, Kings College Hospital

Chloe Macaulay

Consultant General Paediatrics, Evelina London Children’s Hospital


Course Administrator:

Evgenia Kovryga

Course design:

Paul GIllary

Paul Gillary

Learning Technologist

Register Interest
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Cost: £50.00