Simulation Modelling in Health and Social Care

Simulation modelling has been used widely in health and social care from
modelling four hour waiting time targets in accident and emergency departments to understanding the dynamic behaviour of a whole system of care. However, simulation is still rarely used by the NHS and many healthcare professionals are unfamiliar with it. This workshop aims to explore how links between simulation research and practice can be improved.

The workshop will be divided in two parts. During the morning, speakers
with extensive experience in research and practice of simulation modelling in
health and social care will provide an overview of their experience through
their personal work in the area. In the afternoon, there will be a simulation
market place where delegates can see and interact with practitioners/ researchers and engage with a selection of simulation models from health and social care.

The day will finish with a panel session debating the opportunities and
challenges in fostering links between simulation research and practice in the

The special interest group particularly encourages attendance of delegates from the NHS and its associated organisations and from the world of simulation practice.

Refreshments and lunch are provided. Registration costs £20 + VAT.

For all enquires on the workshop please contact Martin Kunc ( or Thomas Monks (

For all enquiries related to registration please contact Jennie Phelps (