College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Simulation centre

2 simulation centresOur Simulation Centres provide a simulated learning experience in which large numbers of nurses, midwives, assistant practitioners and other health care professionals integrate clinical care, physiology, and communication knowledge and skills in a safe, non-threatening environment.

Located at both the University's Brentford site and the Berkshire Institute for Health, the centres provide an opportunity for students to practice and develop competence with confidence using 'state-of-the-art' facilities, whilst being supported by dedicated academic, clinical, technical and administrative staff.

Find out more:


  • simulation centre beds with mannequin patients
  • Blood pressure readers
  • student nurse with baby mannequin patient
  • Model of interior of a skull
  • student operating department nurses in a demonstration
  • Recovery hospital bed
  • Mannequin patient
  • Portable defibrillator
  • Mannequin patient in recovery
  • CPR training dolls
  • Child patient with two nurses
  • Lecture room
  • Nurse checking patient heartbeat
  • Patient in waiting room
  • Midwife and patient
  • Nurse taking vitals
  • Vitals chart

Our location

Brentford Simulation Centre:

University of West London
Simulation Skills Centre (9th floor)
Paragon House
Boston Manor Road

Getting here by road or rail.

Reading Simulation Centre:

University of West London
Simulation Centre (3rd floor)
Fountain House
2 Queens Walk

Getting here by road or rail.

Our regular hours are 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Contact us

Academic staff

For Simulation Centre bookings, contact the Brentford centre administrator:
Tel: 020 8209 4022

Technical staff

For equipment availability and room preparation, contact the Brentford centre technician:
Tel: 020 8209 4283

Academic staff

For educational requirements and to identify what the Simulation Centre can offer you, contact the Brentford centre coordinator:
Tel: 020 8209 4346

To contact the Reading centre:
Tel: 020 8209 4319