Admission Avoidance

This is a new two-day course for healthcare practitioners working in primary and community care services. It offers the chance to practise, in a safe environment, the real-life skills needed to communicate and care for potential deteriorating residents in a residential care setting.

Course dates

  • 11 and 12 February, 2014
  • 25 and 26 February, 2014
  • 28 February and March, 2014
  • 14 and 18 March, 2014


Queen’s Oak and Limetree Care Centres; The SaIL centre, Guy’s and St Thomas’


The course is free but a £100 refundable cheque deposit will be required to secure your place. The cheque will be returned upon attendance. Please note: the cheque will be cashed if you do not attend.

How to book your place

For further details and an application form please email:

Course details

This programme combines the use of low and high fidelity simulation techniques and medical actors to explore how to safely care for residents avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions. Topics will include:

  • 'Hands-on’ experience using ageing suits
  • Workshops and high-fidelity simulations based on typical clinical scenarios in the residential care home setting
  • Performing a structured approach to the unwell resident
  • Exploring communication with residents, relatives and professionals
  • Understanding aspects of admission avoidance & special circumstances around transfer

There are 16 places available on this two-day course. Day one will be delivered locally within the residential setting and day two within the SaIL Centre.