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Clinical Simulation Centre

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Courses are on hold until further notice during covid 19T

he CDDFT Clinical Simulation Centre is located at Bishop Auckland General Hospital, Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham (DL14 6AD). Four high-fidelity manikins have been installed in the main Simulation Suite in addition to SMOTs HD cameras to create an effective, immersive simulation environment. Our debrief room is equipped with the latest in Smartboard technology to enhance high quality debrief of clinical scenarios. Our intention is to be imaginative and proactive in creating the highest quality educational experiences for our staff. We will be working together with our Centre for Research and Innovation to push the boundaries of Simulation Based Education. The core team consists of:

Dr Derek Randles - Clinical Lead for Simulation (

Dr Lucy Blacklock- Simulation Teaching Fellow (

John Lewandowski- Senior Teaching Fellow for Clinical Simulation (

Diane Bullock - Clinical Simulation Technician & Simulation Business Manager (

vacant- Centre Administrator (

If you would like to contact us at the Clinical Simulation Centre for any course bookings, centre availability or just general enquiries you can contact us via email or phone: 


Telephone:  (01388) 455105 please do not telephone at the moment, this is currently a ward number

Please see below a video showcasing simulations held at the Clinical Simulation Centre. 


'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham