The Department of Health engaged HMA to undertake an evaluation of the Simulated Learning Environments (SLE) Programme. Simulation in health and social care is defined as:
“any educational method or experience that evokes or replicates aspects of the real world in an interactive manner.”
The objective of the project was to undertake a meta-evaluation to assess the extent to which programme aims and objectives had been met, the effectiveness of the SLE Programme in increasing clinical training/placement capacity and identification of barriers and enablers to implementation of the programme and what improvements could be made to maximise its value.
The project involved undertaking:
The project commenced in April 2015 and was completed in October 2015