simulation training

SimEPR is an innovative educational electronic patient record system designed to digitally transform the way medical simulation training is delivered

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Paper notes are outdated

Although electronic patient record systems are increasingly prevalent in clinical settings, simulation training continues to use paper based methods, such as paper notes, paper drug charts and investigation results printed on paper.

Training is therefore not representative of true clinical practice, and new staff complete training with minimal experience using electronic systems in patient care.


An educational electronic patient record

SimEPR provides a platform for medical educators to create electronic patient records for their simulation scenarios. The system is designed to be used on a computer at the mannequin’s bedside.

The software creates a realistic educational experience whilst integrating digital skills with practical clinical training.

SimEPR has been used for junior doctor & medical student simulation training in multiple teaching departments

Digitise paper scenarios using SimEPR for an immersive simulation training experience

Piloted on NHS doctors & medical students

Purpose built for simulation training...

SimEPR is designed to be used by trainees on a Windows or Mac computer at the mannequin's bedside

Novel software designed in collaboration with simulation & clinical skills labs

✏️ Documentation

View, create and edit documentation

💊 Drug charts

Review medication, prescribe and cease medication

💉 Investigations

Display blood gas, laboratory and radiology results. View baseline investigations and request new tests that update in real-time

📏 Clinical assessments

Recognise deterioration from electronic observations, review fluid balance charts

Cloud hosted web technology

SimEPR only requires readily available software and hardware. All you need is a computer with an internet connection and an internet browser.

Your scenarios are stored safely on our cloud-hosted database. This means scenarios can be customised from work or home and SimEPR can be used for teaching in the sim lab or on the wards.

3 modes...

Together, give you full control

1. Simulation mode

Trainees and students can select the electronic patient record that is relevant to their clinical scenario and browse through electronic notes, clinical assessments, drug charts and investigations to gain information about the patient they are treating, just as they would do in real life. They can prescribe medication, document the scenario and request investigations.

The simulation mode is designed to be intuitive to use, even for students with limited experience with electronic systems. Overall 89% of users reported the system was easy to use, despite minimal training prior to simulation teaching. This way trainees using SimEPR can gain an understanding of the concepts behind using an EPR, without hindering teaching progression.

2. Editor mode

A no-code interface that allows medical educators to create and customise clinical scenarios. Realistic and interactive electronic records can be made that are tailored to specific educational requirements.

Haven't got time to build electronic scenarios from scratch? We offer a scenario building service where our clinical team can build custom teaching scenarios for your department.

3. Controller mode

Provides real time updates on the simulation mode. Monitor your trainee's activity, such as tests they have requested, medication prescribed and notes documented.

Push results to your trainees for them to review, including blood gas, laboratory and radiology results.

SimEPR package & add-ons

Base package

For simulation & clinical skills departments looking to digitally augment their teaching
  • Scenario mode
  • Editor mode
  • Controller mode
  • 20 customisable patient record slots
  • 1 institutional login
  • Staff training


Max out SimEPR's full capabilities
  • Additional customisable patient record slots
  • Clinical scenario building service
  • Radiology image library
  • Additional institutional logins

Harness tech

to enhance teaching outcomes


“SimEPR offers increased realism. In real life, tests are requested via an EPR interface. If 'real-time' simulation is the aim, then SimEPR is an asset here.”

Medical Registrar & Former Teaching Fellow @ East Surrey Hospital

“The most realistic sim we have ever done because of the availability of EPR.”

F2 Doctor @ The Royal London

“Having to actually order tests added a more realistic feel to the simulation rather than just stating what tests or interventions you would like.”

Dr Sam Peel, Junior Doctor @ Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

“Neat, tidy, accessible, good for suspension of disbelief.”

Clinical Teaching Fellow @ The Royal London

“Actually ordering tests and prescribing made it more realistic. Helped develop useful admin skills for F1.”

Amber Moys, 5th year medical student @ Brighton and Sussex Medical School

“A very easy to use app with a simple and straightforward design.”

Dr Hamza Khan, Junior Doctor @ Croydon University Hospital

Use SimEPR to augment your teaching


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