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OxSTaR (Oxford Simulation, Teaching and Research) is based at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The centre provides a state of the art environment where medical students and multidisciplinary healthcare professionals can use adult and paediatric high fidelity patient simulators to rehearse a wide variety of medical scenarios. In addition the centre operates within the Kadoorie Critical Care and Trauma Training and Research Centre, which houses a high fidelity adult (METI) patient simulator, as well as a satellite simulation centre based at the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our work has evolved to encompass not only training for Foundation Year 1 and 2 doctors, final year medical students and other health care practitioners but also innovative developments in teaching, e-learning and research. OxSTaR is committed to continued progress in these areas of education and training whilst maintaining our aim of ‘Putting Patient Safety First’ by providing healthcare professionals with a realistic simulated environment to practice and enhance their ability to cope with medical emergencies without fear of harming patient either in our out of hospital.

There is currently a commitment to training at all levels. We continue to develop the centre to expand simulation training on and off site with a special focus on pre hospital care as well as branching into training for private healthcare providers and non-medical businesses. We are also able to work with trainers to develop bespoke courses across the spectrum of simulation training.