Supporting healthcare professionals through challenging times

Evidence & Impact

Performing Medicine has been developed through and is underpinned by research. This has included pilot studies, independent impact evaluations, practice-based research and literature reviews.

The pandemic has underlined the urgent need to support healthcare professionals and to engage isolated people in communal activity. Collaboration across arts, culture and healthcare sectors has a powerful role to play.

Our work has received the Times Higher Excellence and Innovation Award, has been published in the Lancet, Medical Education and BMJ Medical Humanities, and is cited as an example of best practice in the 2017 report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing.


Circle of Care at GSTT

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Circle of Care Theatres Forum pilot at Guy's and St Thomas' Trust

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Pioneering an Arts Based Learning Programme at Guy's and St Thomas' Trust

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Performing Medicine at Swansea Bay University Health Board

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Improving Quality of Care & Staff Wellbeing through Arts-based Education at Barts NHS Trust

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Creative Health & Social Prescribing: A Workforce Development programme

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“Performing Medicine is such an eye-opener. I’d say to any doctor who has the chance – do it. The workshops we do in voice, posture, communication, they all open your mind and allow you to explore different ideas in medicine. It’s beneficial on a personal and professional level.”

Medical Student

“Performing Medicine offers vital opportunities to provide much needed support and the opportunity for growth and reflection to those who face these challenges every working day.”

Iona Heath Former President of the
Royal College of General Practitioner

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