Safe Critically Ill Transfer Training (SCITT)

Who should attend:

This nationally recognised one day course is jointly commissioned by the North West Critical Care Networks and endorsed by the North West Deanery. It is aimed at registered clinicians who have a role or responsibility in the preparation, packaging and movement of critically ill adults from Emergency Departments, Theatres, Intensive Care Units or Coronary Care.

It is specifically aimed at NMC Registered Nurses, Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs), Paramedics, Trainee Anaesthetists and Doctors (CMT level).


What will I learn:

Critically ill patients are extremely vulnerable and this can create a number of challenges when delivering care and treatment. The nature and severity of illness requires advanced technology and equipment to support and preserve life which can only be provided in Level 2 or Level 3 Critical Care facilities. During critical illness, a patient will often require transfer to other organisations for specialist care. Transferring critically ill patients requires clinicians with a robust knowledge base, situational awareness and a portfolio of clinical competencies to maintain and reduce the risk of avoidable harm.   

The SCITT programme is practical, interactive and simulation-based training. It will provide the learner with the theory, knowledge and clinical skills to ensure that critical care is maintained to the highest of standards during any transfer, and any new or emerging situations will be anticipated, identified and managed appropriately.


Course Content 

The SCITT programme focuses on:  

  • Transfer governance
  • Risk management 
  • Pre-transfer stabilisation
  • Transfer process management (communication, command and control)
  • Human factors and situational awareness

To support the learner, the programme consists of three core assessment components: 

  • E-learning package (must be completed prior to course attendance)
  • Clinical simulation training
  • Log book of clinical experience 

How much will the course cost: £150 per delegate

How often should I attend: Following completion of this course you should attend an annual refresher update.

How long will the course take to complete: 1 Day

Training dates and venues:





Clinical Simulation Centre, Undercroft Building, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Macclesfield, SK103BL

    8:30 - 16:00



Clinical Simulation Centre, Undercroft Building, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Macclesfield, SK10 3BL

   8:30 - 16:00



Clinical Simulation Centre, Undercroft Building, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Macclesfield SK10 3BL 

    8:30 – 16:00



Clinical Simulation Centre,
Undercroft Building,
Macclesfield District General Hospital Macclesfield SK10 3BL 

     8:30 – 16:00


Clinical Simulation Centre, Undercroft Building, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Macclesfield. SK10 3BL

     8:30 - 16:00


Clinical Simulation Centre, Undercroft Building, Macclesfield District General  Hospital, Macclesfield. SK10 3BL

     8:30 - 16:00


To book contact the Professional Practice Team at