CSMEN was directly informed by government policy which places an emphasis on collaboration, co-operation and partnership to reduce inequality, reduce waiting times, provide more local treatment, improve patient safety and develop new clinical roles and one of its original aims was to help implement the Scottish Clinical Skills Strategy.

The key priorities in developing a National Clinical Skills Strategy were:

  • to address issues of access;
  • to ensure that clinical skills education in Scotland responded to the needs of the NHS in Scotland; 
  • to achieve best value for the substantial sums of money invested in clinical skills education.

CSMEN was set up in 2007 to achieve equity of access to multi-professional clinical skills training through:

  • the development of a network of people with an interest in clinical training;
  • the provision of Mobile Skills Unit to deliver simulation training in remote and rural areas across Scotland; and,
  • the development of online resources which can be completed anywhere.

CSMEN provides regular updates on training opportunities to a network of over 400 individuals.  If you would like to be a part of our network and make a difference with simulation training please complete this form.