Table 3

Themed responses to how students would implement the themes generated from the sequential simulation (SqS) into their studies

ThemeCitations
By providing different perspectives
  • ‘There are a lot of perspectives I never thought of. They helped me to take into account other points of view from clinicians to pharmacists etc.’

  • I could put myself in the shoes of a healthcare professional and see how the process can be improved from the management perspective.’

  • ‘For me it was very important because I always look from a nurse perspective. At the start I was focus [sic] on the nurse role and at the end of the session I was already thinking of costs, implementation, education, awareness etc. So, these themes will help me to think in a more wider and bigger perspective and starting to move out of my ‘only background’ look and approach.’

Feasibility/practicalities
  • It would enable me to consider when thinking about potential strategies how practical its application is.

  • I think the workshop today helped me to tap into an important factor with the delivery of healthcare services—feasibility. The concept would be a key for me to bear in mind at all times during my study with health management.

  • When looking at a budget a hospital is provided with, the issues addressed (such as staffing and logistics) in today’s SqS would definitely be useful and helpful.’

SqS applications
  • Use it as an example to illustrate some ideas. Use it as a tool in prevention/training ….

  • Future pathway management/production using simulation. Critical analysis.

  • Cost effectiveness. Education. Pathway streaming. Physicians having examination.’

Healthcare management and processes
  • The SqS helped me understand the processes regarding the healthcare system in the UK. I would implement it in my studies as a proof that improvements to the system are possible for both time and cost effectiveness.

  • As a manager I think it is a powerful tool in training patients and clinicians but more importantly I think it works to designing operating processes that adapt well to a specific layout of hospital. Also, work to train non-clinicians like receptionists and janitors.

  • For me it was really useful to think about simulation not only as an educational tool but also as a tool for redesigning processes and innovative interventions.

Providing insight into healthcare processes
  • By getting to know the healthcare system, and the pathways and processes, it’s a great tool to properly manage a healthcare institution.’

  • ‘I will use this as an insight of how healthcare practices are done in the UK in comparison to those in my home country. Indonesia.

  • It provided fantastic opportunity for students from a wide diversity of subjects to have an understanding on healthcare, especially for me without any expertise on medical or pharmacy. Really useful as a starting point.’