Paediatric Communication Skills Simulation 15th August


Earn a certificate of completion

Advanced level



Approximately 4 hours to complete


Virtual simulation





About the course:

DATE: 15 August, 09:00 – 13:00.

What does this course cover?

The course has been designed for paediatricians in training to improve communication skills using a variety of scenarios and subsequent debrief. The sessions incorporate realistic scenarios routinely used in this programme and facilitated by a trained Faculty across Kings College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trusts.

The simulation-based 4-hour session with a professional role-player will provide participants with more experience in challenging communications scenarios experienced in paediatrics.


Who is it for?
The course is aimed at paediatric doctors who are international medical graduates and open to all paediatric doctors in training.


Learning outcomes

Participants are expected to practise in role plays or observe the scenarios and actively contribute to discussions (debriefs).

Learners will develop knowledge, understanding and skills related to communication with patients and families, especially in the context of complex or potentially challenging conversations.


How to register for the course:

Space is now available for the following sessions in 2024:

  • 17 June (09:00am – 13:00pm)
  • 15 August (09:00am – 13:00pm)
  • 24 October (09:00am – 13:00pm)


To sign up for one of the above sessions, please add the course to the basket, indicate the date and follow next steps on the page to complete registration.

If you have any enquiries about the course, please reach out to Women and Children’s Health Education and Training at


About the authors:

Ajanta Kamal

Ajanta Kamal

Consultant Paediatrician and Evelina London Director of Medical Education | Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Ajanta Kamal has trained in paediatrics since 2001. She has had a broad training in acute general paediatrics and has combined this with an interest in service development. Area of expertise: children's general medicine (paediatrics). In 2013 Ajanta completed the CLAHRC for north west London fellowship in Quality Improvement and Leadership skills. She started as a consultant at Evelina London Children’s Hospital in 2014.

Lucy Pickard

Lucy Pickard MPH MRCPCH

Consultant Paediatrician | RCPCH College Tutor | King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Lucy is a consultant general paediatrician at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with interests in integrated care, child and adolescent public health, and improvement science. Lucy trained in paediatrics in London, gained a MPH from Harvard, and completed fellowships with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and with the Darzi programme.


Dr Neelam Gupta

Consultant Neonatologist, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital


Lucy Pickard.

Consultant paediatrician and RCPCH college tutor, King’s College Hospital


Nia Williams

Consultant Paediatrician, King’s College Hospital

Sharon Roberts

General Paediatric Consultant. Evelina College Tutor

Lizanne Noronha

Locum Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, Kings College Hospital

Chloe Macaulay

Consultant General Paediatrics, Evelina London Children’s Hospital


Course Administrator:

Evgenia Kovryga

Course design:

Paul GIllary

Paul Gillary

Learning Technologist

10 seats available.
Cost: £50.00