Performing Medicine exists to support health professionals to provide high-quality, compassionate care. We pursue this mission through arts based training and courses, research, advocacy and public events. Through practical exercises and lateral-learning techniques, we nurture the flexibility, adaptability and responsiveness required to thrive within demanding healthcare environments.
Performing Medicine has been cited as an example of best practice in the 2017 report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing. We have also been awarded the Times Higher Award for Excellence and Innovation and have been written about widely, including in the Guardian, the Lancet and the Telegraph.
Performing Medicine is a Clod Ensemble initiative founded by Suzy Willson and run by a small, dynamic team. Our unique approach is delivered by a group of trailblazing artists who use ideas and techniques from the performing and visual arts.