Elspeth Guthrie, Professor of Psychological Medicine, APEx Working Group
Geraldine Burdett, Mental Health Emergency Nurse practitioner
Joseph Godfrey, Emergency Medicine Consultant
"The multidisciplinary approach was the most useful aspect being able to appreciate the scope of others roles"
"Excellent actors with very realistic scenarios meaning highly relevant to clinical practice"
"Set at appropriate level from both Psych and ED staff which allowed integration between candidates"
"Good mix of faculty, good variation in the groups – nice to get the different perspectives and considerations from other specialities "
"There is a brilliant structured approach proposed here using PEPI and SLIPA"
"Slipa- will use this in my own practice"
"The e-modules left me well prepared for the course, good focus on the structured approach. Good explanation of issues to be considered"
"The APEx book was excellent and informative, will pass on the info to others. Well recommended"
"Hearing from service user in both e learning & on course very useful and informative"
"Brilliant tutors! Very approachable and friendly and with a genuine passion for teaching and imparting knowledge. Have attended courses in London (ALS) and some (not all) tutors think they're better than you. Over here all of them were so nice and approachable and yet completely fair and honest in their moulage assessments. Brilliant faculty. Dr. Nauman and Dr Charlotte deserve special mentions. Carol Flaherty was exceptional in organising the course and getting everything done on time. The doctor from Jordan was a welcome addition and was absolutely brilliant in trying to impart as much knowledge as nicely as she could. Hats off to ALSG, Manchester!"
"The APLS course ran very well and to time, it was well organised and co-ordinated. The faculty were friendly and approachable and offered lots of opportunity for clarification of topics and to feedback."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the course; I felt well supported and gained a lot from the experience."
"Amazing faculty and organisation. Great standard of teaching and scenarios, although scary, hugely improved my confidence."
"I feel the excellent faculty made for a very enjoyable and informative two days, they were extremely knowledgeable and supportive throughout the entire course."
"I found the whole course fantastic! The faculty were so wonderfully supportive. Being in a small group of five, all of whom had different experiences and from different backgrounds, contributed to my positive experience."
"The teaching was excellent - all mentors (and candidates) were knowledgeable and willing to help others. The group I was with was comprised of very experienced medical staff. I enjoyed working with them."
"Excellent organisation - course ran efficiently and to time. Would definitely come to this training centre again. Faculty were all very friendly."
Case study of one of our Nightingale Award winners, Jamie Mather
Read how Sally Roberts found doing the APLS course from a Nurse perspective.
"CPRR course was an excellent consolidation of learning."
"A very informative and useful course for Paediatric trainees approaching SpR level with knowledgeable staff. The role play was very useful with good practical application."
"This was an excellent course. I learnt a lot and would definitely recommend it to my colleagues. Thank you."
"Overall I found the course excellent, the VLE was very useful as I could replay the videos looking for all the interactions between instructors. I found this aided my learning as I am a visual learner."
"When I got positive feedback it was reassuring regarding how I normally teach, but it was when the others had suggestions for improvement that I really learnt. Thank you for constructive feedback."
"A well structured course that had a good flow to the information being learnt. Relaxed atmosphere where everybody's agenda was that of support and development of the students."
"I enjoyed my GIC and found it instructive and useful. It was inspiring and certainly equipped me better to teach/instruct on a course. There was a lot to think about and try out in teaching."
"Excellent course and faculty. The best course I have been on. Sound educational theory allowing time to practice. Thanks."
"This course was excellent, I can't fault it. I learnt so much about myself and teaching, and certainly feel more confident to teach. I was very impressed by the organisation."
"Really enjoyed the whole experience. Felt well prepared for my IC's. Very supportive environment and extremely well taught. Thank you."
"A really friendly informative course. Team venue both great. Have recommended it to other staff."
"Excellent course - well delivered. Team was extremely knowledgeable, and credible - and critically delivered in an inclusive/supportive way; welcomed contribution from participants."
"Great teaching, communication and enjoyable."
"Course overcame all my expectations. In any case, it will help me a lot in my future work."
"The best course I have ever attended. Excellent. Well prepared. Congratulations and many thanks."
"Great course with very small group size, which was very good for learning and overall experience. Very knowledgeable, friendly and approachable faculty. Very satisfied with course and knowledge gained."
"Enjoyable, friendly team and faculty so felt at ease in practical scenarios. Feel more confident to deal with pregnant women in my day to day work."
POET 2nd Edition Update Course - July 2021
"It was one of the only courses I've attended where it was pre-hospital based and because of this it enormously enhanced my skills, learning and enjoyment of the course."
"Really excellent course. Excellent faculty and good simulations. One of the best courses I have been on in a long time."
"HMIMMS is an excellent course. The faculty were very knowledgeable, supportive and experienced in major incidents which added to the course. Having a mixture of people on the course from different positions in the hospital was excellent as it gave more insight into each other's roles during major incident. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Thank you to all involved."
"Really enjoyed the course and would like to participate as
an instructor on this
Far surpassed my expectations. The trainers were excellent and all the information was relevant and useful. The table top exercises were a very good way to simulate the decision making that is required.
I loved this course. All the information was relevant and it was engaging. There was nothing in it that I felt I would have changed."
"Excellent teaching from very experienced practitioners. The learning was enhanced by real life stories and experiences as well as relevant videos. A great course.
Enjoyed the course
Very good, well-informed and experienced instructors."
"Having completely the NaPSTaR course yesterday, its fair to say this has been the most enjoyable, interactive, thought provoking, stimulating and valuable course for my professional needs as Transfer Lead Nurse on the Critical Care Unit at Tameside General.
The course completely exceeded my expectations from the offset with the upbeat and riveting introduction from Will Marriage, followed by an equally energetic follow up from the other inspiring and highly knowledgable faculty.
I was gripped from the start and eager to learn and the regular meet ups with my mentor Will Marriage was reassuring and beneficial to discuss and debrief what we had just learned and experienced. I felt was a fantastic role model and great teacher whilst being very encouraging.
I loved how interactive the whole course was and it’s fair to say there was never a moment that I felt bored and everything that was covered gave me such valuable insight and underpinning knowledge that I believe will enhance my clinical practice and give me transferable skills to the rest of my team at Tameside.
The hospitality was AMAZING!!! I can honestly say I have never attended a course so well catered for with gorgeous food and refreshments.
Kathy is an absolute STAR and her running of the course was professional, seemless and so impressive. She is so friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. She was so helpful to me as there were issues with my application and she sorted it no problems. Very Impressive.
In summary, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this course to anybody wishing to improve their transfer skill and theoretical knowledge, I wish all course were like the NAPSTar as it was so enjoyable.
Thank you so much for having me"
"Good course, would recommend.
Thank you very much for a testing, informative and friendly course. The practical and module components, mentored by experienced instructors allowed me to cement knowledge, build confidence and met my key expectations."
"Overall very good experience and definitely contributed to me being more secure in my skills and in particular leading skills as well. Thank you.
Very well organised day, great learning experience.
The whole day was an excellent."
"It's always a pleasure to follow a course of ALSG. I learn more news and I can pratice my English and It's ok for me.
I had a little knowledge before the course regarding the prerequisites but in the end I was pleased and very glad to have participated in this session. A great team that gives you the desire to learn."
"I felt that the day was very organised. Timing of the day ran smoothly and ensured I was engaged for the day with regular small breaks and room changes etc."