Supporting healthcare professionals through challenging times

Live Projects

Supporting healthcare professionals during the pandemic

Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have responded to requests from healthcare professionals at University College Hospital (UCLH), providing training and resources to support staff with the challenges they face. This includes  sharable digital resources including Coping with PPE and the Recovery Room.

Resilient Caring

A year-long programme of virtual study days for staff at Swansea Bay University Health Board, focusing on promoting, practising and demonstrating high-quality compassionate care.

Creative Health and Social Prescribing

A pilot workforce development programme in Southwark and Merton exploring how arts and culture can play a key role in healthcare and social prescribing. The programme is led by Performing Medicine alongside a powerful consortium of partners including the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance. The 2020-21 pilot is funded by the Greater London Authority and the Healthy London Partnership. Read more.

Essential skills for medical students

Performing Medicine course are embedded in the core-curriculum across the five-year doctor training at The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. We have a long-standing relationship with Queen Mary and support the students to develop skills around both verbal and non-verbal communication, self-care, team work, resilience and valuing diversity.

Live research

Communicating through Covid – UKRI/AHRC

Communicating through Covid: Supporting healthcare professionals non-verbal communication through arts-based education. A collaborative research project with Performing Medicine, People’s Palace Projects, QMUL, The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, GSTT, UCLH and Swansea Bay. Read more about the project in this blog post.

Supporting healthcare professionals during Covid-19 – British Academy

In this interactive resource with accompanying audio guide, voice experts Yolanda Vasquez and Hazel Holder lead you through a series of exercises to support easier and more effective communication whilst wearing a mask.

Download the resource here

Learning from experiences of Covid-19 in all communities – UKRI/ESRC

Performing Medicine is supporting a new study led by the University of Stirling in collaboration with Universities of Aberdeen and Oxford to understand the experiences and support needs of people suffering from the long-term effects of Covid-19. We will co-design and deliver an interactive theatre forum and pilot training courses based on learning from the research.

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