START Course - Simulated Transfer and Retrieval Training

Continuing Professional Development (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, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have 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 to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.

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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