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Edinburgh Napier University are looking for members of the public to act as, patients. A Simulated Patient is someone who has been carefully trained to act as a patient, and as such the students will practice non-invasive skills such as communication, moving and handling. This will increase their confidence and competence, and will help prepare them for clinical practice. We have many manikins and models, but there is no better way to prepare students than to let them practice their skills.

Organisation aims and objectives

Student learning is at the heart of what we do at Edinburgh Napier University. Within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care we strive to provide a high standard of education so that our students are knowledgeable and appropriately skilled for modern healthcare so that patient safety is maintained and the care delivered to patients and clients is individualised and compassionate.










We have no minimum time requirement, we only ask that our Simulated Patients help whenever they can.


Experience required: No prior experience is required, all you need is to be eager to help. We are looking for volunteers from all walks of life and all ages.
Travel details: Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre, Edinburgh Napier University Sighthill Campus, Sighthill Court, Sighthill, Edinburgh, EH11 4BN
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All reasonable travel expenses will be covered, and refreshments will be provided. If you are here over lunchtime, this will also be provided.
Training details: Arrange training date with us. The training is not certified.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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