Starring Role

Medics and technical staff from NHS Forth Valley played a starring role in a short film and photographic exhibition which has won an award from the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) and features in their annual exhibition.

The film, by Alicia Bruce, was made in the Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors, which is based in Forth Valley Royal Hospital. It portrays the drama of a hospital emergency and shows medics ‘performing’ a simulated procedure with ‘Sam’, a 41 year old alcoholic suffering an internal bleed. It also encapsulates the drama felt by medics as they are watched and critiqued by peers in a nearby classroom.

The photographs in the exhibition feature many of the staff and mannequins based at the Forth Valley centre which provides state-of-the-art simulation training to clinical staff from across Scotland.

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