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Clinical Skills

Managed Educational Network

Quality Assurance

Scottish Simulation QA System

In implementing the Scottish Clinical Skills Strategy in 2008 it was essential to ensure that health care practitioners from different disciplines and from different geographical areas had access to the same standards of SBE whether delivered on the Mobile Skills Unit, in fixed facilities or in situ in the workplace.

In 2009, the Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network began to explore a system for defining key quality standards for clinical skills education using simulation. A modified Delphi approach was used to develop consensus.

The development of a Scottish QA system for on line Clinical Skills resources to enhance SBE was developed in parallel with the delivery of faculty development and in relation to national skills programme priorities building on the relevant frameworks highlighted in the previous section.