Safer Discharge for Patients Workshop


University College London Hospital approached Professional Role Players to provide role players for their Safe Discharge Workshop, achieving safe, effective and timely discharge for patients. This is a programme for all healthcare professionals and students from health, social care or voluntary care providers working within North Central London. 


PRP gathered a team of 7 role players to perform the various theatre scenes which have been written for this workshop. Our role players must:

  • To be extremely experienced in Forum Theatre
  • To be fully conversant with the characters and situations for their scenario
  • To be able to make a quick costume change to portray multiple characters in each scene

Also 1 facilitator is required to take the participants on their journey. 


PRP brought to life 4 different scenes displaying different scenarios for the Patient Discharge Workshop. A facilitator took charge by leading the session and setting up each scene, allowing time for the role players to change costume and bring scenes to life. Our facilitator delivered current facts and figures of the impact patient discharge has on the National Health Service.


From the time of the patient’s referral and admission, the participants will be involved in planning an essential part of the patient’s journey- their discharge.

By the end of the workshop participants will have developed their knowledge further and skills in the following areas:

  • Initial assessment and risk assessment
  • Key roles and responsibilities
  • Keeping the patient at the centre of communication