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Clinical Simulation Centre


The 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 (

Hazel Townsend - Senior Teaching Fellow for Clinical Simulation (

Jessica Grainger - Simulation Centre Business Manager (

Simulation Technician

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


'Care received was fantastic and I was very well looked after and very impressed.'

Patient, Day Surgery, Darlington Memorial Hospital