Endoscopy Simulator Induction

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NES has funded 6 endoscopy simulators which are situated across training regions. These provide you with the opportunity to accelerate early acquisition of endoscopy skills to allow an early transition to full patient procedures. These allow you to practice insertion and withdrawal as well as tip control and other basic skills and pathology recognition, in a simulation environment.

Ideally training time should be scheduled to allow supervised sessions during the working day until technical competence is reached to maximise the experience within clinical endoscopy sessions.

Who can book a simulator?

Simulators are open for all endoscopy trainees, students, trainee nurse endoscopists and established endoscopists for upskilling.

Simulator locations map

Simulator locations map

How to book a simulator?

Before booking time on a simulator, complete the following tasks:

  • review the following induction video on using the Symbionix GI Mentor and GI Mentor Express
  • complete the short quiz on using the GI Mentor
  • contact the relevant location
Induction video
Endoscopy induction quiz

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Booking an endoscopy simulator
Endoscopy simulator locations and contacts
Location Contact Arrangments
Golden Jubilee National University Hospital leigh.paterson@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk; andrew.renwick@ggc.scot.nhs.uk Email to book.
Golden Jubilee National University Hospital
(mobile simulation units)
catherine.boylan@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk Email to arrange borrowing a mobile simulation unit.
Western General Hospital, Edinburgh medsimulation@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk Email to book.
Kirklands Hospital, Bothwell sheryl.houston@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk Email to book.
Raigmore Hospital, Inverness raymond.oliphant@nhs.scot

Email to book.

Normally set up in the endoscopy unit. This is a portable simulator so access can be arranged in different hospital sites.

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary TBC Contact the clinical skills centre at ARI to book.


Guidance notes for trainers