Game-athon: Can You Run A Hospital?

Venue: Groundfloor, CityLabs, Nelson Street, Manchester, M13 9NQ

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Develop and test your leadership and management skills in our newly developed game ‘enTRUSTed’.  This one day immersive learning simulation will transport you into a hospital environment and ask you to make decisions that will impact the delivery of healthcare.


Large scale simulation games have been used across a range of sectors from the military to finance to develop core leadership and management skills, testing individuals and teams in how they respond to complex scenarios and change. 

entrusted is a large scale hospital simulation game-a-thon where the functions of an NHS Trust and roles within in it are performed by its many participants. Each participant plays the role of a key decision maker within a fictional NHS hospital. To succeed participants will need to efficiently act according to their roles and responsibilities, perform allocated tasks and negotiate the various challenges that they will face over the day.

Developed by an experienced team at the Health eResearch Centre at The University of Manchester, in conjunction with the Connected Health Cities programme,  entrusted is a fun and engaging learning experience that will challenge its participants to make tough decisions and think creatively around a number of problems and challenges that their fictional hospital will face, all analogous to real world issues that UK NHS Trusts and healthcare professionals face.


This experience will challenge and improve your management, leadership and interpersonal abilities in a fun and stimulating environment.  You will also gain an appreciation for the complexities of the running of a large complex organisation.


This event is open to all who wish to develop their leadership, management and decision-making skills with an interest in healthcare.


The game-a-thon will start on Wednesday 26th June at 16.30 and finish on Thursday 27th June 2018 at 17.30 (at the latest). In the first evening you will be introduced to fellow participants and the game, in preparation for Thursday.


Overnight accommodation, food and workshop materials are covered.  Should you need to cancel your place, please do so before 20 May 2018.

Once confirmed you will be sent a short questionnaire with the aim of knowing a bit more about you. This is with the exclusive intention of matching you with an appropriate role. Any personal information shared will not be shared, retained or repurposed in anyway after the event.