Interactive theatre workshops for carers

The GMC is developing new online learning materials for doctors providing case study examples of best practice. To assist in the development of the guidance, two interactive theatre workshops, called Wood for the Trees, are being held on 5th October in the Simulation and Interactive Learning Centre at St Thomas’ Hospital, and 6th October in the Robens Suite at Guy’s Hospital (both starting at 5.30pm) in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Wood for the Trees is about a young woman with a learning disability and her experience of accessing healthcare. During the performance the audience of doctors, GP trainers and students, people with learning disabilities and their carers, will be encouraged to direct the actions of the health professionals to improve the outcome for the patient.

The Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals performances of Wood for the Trees, which are free, will launch a national tour of the play allowing doctors from across the country to contribute towards the guidance materials, which will address issues such as communication, dignity, consent, confidentiality and clinical issues, such as palliative care.

If you would like to attend, please call Bimpe Ajala on 020 7189 5314 or email

Although this training tool is aimed at doctors (both hospital and primary care), we would particularly welcome local people with learning disabilities and their supporters/carers (reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed) , as well as people working in other roles within local health and social care services.

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