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START Course - Simulated Transfer and Retrieval Training

CPD and short courses (workshop)


1 day


START is a one-day multidisciplinary course for all those who deal with critically ill patients requiring transfer - anaesthetists, intensivists, ODPs, critical care nurses and emergency medical personnel.

The course includes:

  • a full day of simulated practice of transferring critically ill patients in our high-fidelity simulation suite
  • a systematic approach to transfer, for both real life and exams
  • inter- and intra-hospital transfers
  • time-critical and non time-critical transfers
  • preparation of patients, transfer and reception
  • management of critical incidents en route
  • feedback on practical and human factor aspects

Feedback from previous participants:

'Very much enjoyed. Much more confident now.'

'Definitely feel much more confident transferring patient after this course.'

'I have been transferring patients for many years but it has highlighted new points that I will integrate into my practice.’

'Excellent day, well organised. Very informative and excellent faculty staff.'

The course is facilitated by consultant and trainee anaesthetists, senior critical care nurses and senior ODPs from London and the South East.

Course Director: Harriet Scott, Anaesthetic Registrar, Barts and The London School of Anaesthesia 

START is approved by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for five CPD credits. CPD credits are transferable between most Royal Colleges.

Who should attend?

START is fully funded for Anaesthetic CT2s, ACCS3 Anaesthetic and ICM trainees in the East of England School of Anaesthesia. A limited number of places are available.


Future dates will be added here once confirmed.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care at ARU is primed to meet the demand for healthcare professionals, doctors, scientists and social workers in the East of England.

We've been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that our students want the very best experiential learning, and we've invested heavily in purpose-built simulated wards, science labs and skills spaces, to support your learning every step of the way.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

Nurse & OPD places


Contact details

[email protected]

For travel information please see Travelling to our Chelmsford campus.

Entry requirements

Suitable for various health professionals.

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