During 2015–17, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPG AHW) conducted an Inquiry into practice and research in the arts in health and social care, with a view to making recommendations to improve policy and practice.

The Inquiry Report, Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing - Second Edition (2017), presented the findings of two years of research, evidence-gathering and discussions with patients, health and social care professionals, artists and arts administrators, academics, people in local government, ministers, other policy-makers and parliamentarians from both Houses of Parliament.

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPG AHW) was formed in 2014 and aims to improve awareness of the benefits that the arts can bring to health and wellbeing. Find out more about the APPG AHW >>

For further background information on the 2017 Inquiry Report including podcasts, videos, and policy briefings visit: www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk/appg-inquiry/

*Note on the Full Report: "At the time of the 2017 Report the APPG AHW was happy to receive an endorsement of its work from Dame Theresa Sackler, recognised as a notable benefactress of the arts and culture. We knew nothing in 2017 of the opioid scandal, which of course came as a great shock. Neither the APPG AHW nor the NCCH (launched in 2020) has ever received any funding from the Sackler Foundation or any individual member of the Sackler family." - Lord Howarth of Newport, Chair of the National Centre for Creative Health, and Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing.

The Short Report presented a summary in 16 pages. It includes the Key Messages, Recommendations and Next Steps from the full report.

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