For many years role play, simulation and associated theatre based learning techniques have been used as a training methodology to allow practitioners to build skills, test strategies and develop safe practice in a constructive environment.
PEEL Roleplay combines decades of experience in this field with sound project management and an unprecedented level of quality assurance and professionalism in this field.
Our team has delivered over 100,000 hours of such training, recruited and trained hundreds of simulated patients (SPs), have broken new ground when developing innovative new projects and built a level of robust programme management that cannot be rivalled.
PEEL Roleplay is in affiliation with The PEEL Entertainment Group, specialists in live entertainment solutions.
Training & Development
Experiential learning using actors provides a level of engagement and potential for change which simply cannot be rivalled with didactic, ‘chalk and talk’ training. Our quality-assured programmes, covering topics such as ‘Dignity and Respect’, ‘Care and Compassion’ and ‘Patient Experience’ will help your colleagues develop safe, effective cultures of care for patients.
Increasingly, it is recognised that recruiting the right people for healthcare careers is just as important as the subsequent education and training. Testing for these ‘soft’ skills or innate values requires careful and consistent testing. Our experienced Simulated Patients can help your values-based recruitment drive, ensuring you have the best possible people to start training.
Role play & Simulation
Developing skills through practice is recognised as the most effective means of learning. Our highly-experienced Simulated Patients and facilitators will engage with your learners to help them practice their skills and gain feedback in a supportive environment. This is followed up by comprehensive assessment to ensure that your efforts produce the best possible professionals, able to give exceptional care to their patients.
Our robust programme management systems, developed over many years, ensure reliable attendance and delivery of all learning sessions. We aim to ensure that all logistics, arrangements and bookings are made with the minimum fuss but with 100% accuracy and reliability, such that the focus can always remain on the important issues at hand: effective learning and assessment.
Head of Development
After graduating from Durham University with a first class honours, Jessica spent 2 years overseas before joining PEEL in 2009. With a wealth of knowledge across all aspects of the business, Jessica has been integral in developing the simulated patients programme the South West of England with delivery at Plymouth, Exeter, Truro and other sites. Jessica manages the large cohort of actors on the PEEL Roleplay books and ensures they receive regular training, and keep up to date with the latest methods of facilitation and feedback. She is responsible for organising recruitment events and training days for the actors, specifically our Simulated Patient actors, and works closely with clients to develop effective training programmes. Jessica is responsible for casting Simulated Patients in suitable roles and ensuring they receive all necessary information prior to any sessions that they are working.
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Deputy Managing Director
Having previously been Managing Director for several companies within the Entertainment and Leisure industry, Alan joined PEEL in 2006 and as Deputy MD is responsible for the overall operation of the PEEL Group of Companies. Alan is also a Director and Councillor for The Agents’ Association (GB) with Agent Members representing Actors and Performers in all areas of the industry. The Association is regularly consulted by Government Departments and plays an active role regarding current and proposed legislation. Alan believes that PEEL’s obsessive attention to detail combined with a passionate understanding of their client’s business aims and objectives are key elements to their success.
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Founder & Managing Director
An award-winning playwright at an early age, Susannah went on to become Head of Theatre at the National Media Museum, organising Britain’s first International Conference and Festival of Museum Theatre, which led to the formation of the European arm of the International Museum Theatre Alliance. She has produced two national tours: Black Beauty Live and Freerunning@ as well as various successful heritage and leisure interpretation projects.
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Roleplay Project Manager
Running experiential training and education projects for more than ten years Iain has built up cohorts of skilled simulated patients (SPs) across the country. Under his leadership, the Yorkshire and Humber SP Resource has grown to be the largest in the country, with innovative programmes being developed in all areas of healthcare. Iain is Vice Chair of the SP Special Interest Group at the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) and a key member of the Simulated Patients Organisers and Trainers (SPOTs) organisation. Iain is incredibly passionate about this form of learning but – with a Masters degree in mechanical engineering – he also brings a scientific approach to the organisation and administration of learning.
“Iain has a substantial amount of experience in project management, an in-depth knowledge of the health sector – and the use of simulated patients within health professional education in particular. I would have no hesitation in recommending his team to work with you, whatever your training and education needs.”
Education Commissioning Manager
NHS Yorks & Humber
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“Iain and his team have worked with NHS to develop an innovative, quality assured product that is used extensively by local universities, medical schools & NHS service providers. The large database of actors (which includes service users provided with specialist training) delivers a range of quality-assured training."
-- Chris Holroyd, Education Commissioning Manager, NHS Yorks & Humber --
"PEEL Patients have run our role player provision with huge amounts of professionalism and have been true partners, as we all work together to constantly improve the standards of education.
“They bring a great deal of experience both in the project management and actual creative delivery of great learning experiences. They have been very reliable throughout our time working with them. Highly recommended!"
-- Rob Johnson, Clinical Skills Tutor, Peninsula Medical School --
If you have any further queries please contact Jessica on:
+44 (0) 1756 796 176