Technical Skills

This state of the are space has been specifically designed to provide an innovative and effective learning environment that allows delivery of all types of medical and surgical techniques courses.

This purpose-built state of the art facility has been specifically designed to provide an innovative and effective learning environment.

It is a large modern facility that allows the delivery of courses focusing on a wide range of technical skills in medical and surgical techniques.

There are 12 individual teaching stations plus an educator’s station equipped with high quality lighting suitable for work top skills teaching. These are supplemented by 7 wall mounted microscopes plus mobile units suitable for a wide range of surgical procedures. We have developed a range of animal tissue models that are used in an increasing number of courses to aid in surgical skills. There are suitable storage facilities for both animal and cadaveric specimens and a designated preparation and cleaning room.

We have a number of high-definition virtual reality trainers for laparoscopic and hysteroscopy training plus virtual endoscopy trainers simulating upper and lower GI endoscopies and bronchoscopy. Within the laboratory we have dedicated ‘drop in’ session room that houses a number of simulators including:

  • Medaphor ultrasound trainer
  • Inovus LapAR Simulator
  • EOSim
  • Lap/Hyst Simulator
  • GI & Bronchoscopy Simulator

The whole facility is digitally linked to a full audio-visual system with the ability of cameras and screens to operate two ways from all stations.

Accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons we regularly deliver the basic Surgical Skills Course.  Other courses include; Temporal Bone Course, Core Surgical Skills Course including the annual competition and the Chest Drain / CVC & Lumbar Puncture Course.

Tech Skills Drop in Sessions

We are able to offer drop in sessions for those individuals wishing to use the simulators in the Technical skills facility. Please ensure that you have received training on these simulators before arranging a session.

To arrange a session please email alternatively phone the team on 07791 608552.

Drop in sessions can be arranged at short notice if the facility is not in use.


We can offer the assistance of an experienced dedicated technical team who are able to support with the running of manikins, technical equipment, and the use of the AV equipment.

Full technical assistance is available for the running of in-situ simulation sessions.


For further details please email or call 01274 366239.

We can offer a range of administrative support to help you with the facilitation of your course. This ranges from booking the course, contacting your delegates, to providing pre-course material and certification. Each course will be evaluated and a full breakdown summary will be sent to the course director and faculty members following each course.

We are also able to arrange a wide range of catering and refreshments for your event.