The National Centre for Creative Health (NCCH) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPG AHW) launched a Creative Health Review on 13th October 2022, and held a series of themed roundtables between Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023. The Creative Health Review report will be published on December 6th 2023.

The Review highlights the potential for creative health to help tackle pressing issues in health and social care and more widely, including health inequalities and the additional challenges we face as we recover from Covid-19. The Review has gathered evidence that shows the benefits of creative health in relation to major current challenges, and examples of where this is already working in practice. As well as the roundtable discussions and consulting with the Review’s Lived Experience Advisory Panel, the Review also welcomed public input via a call for contributions.

A panel of esteemed Commissioners with a wide breadth of expertise have helped translate evidence for creative health into recommendations for policymakers, to encourage and inform the development of a cross-governmental creative health strategy.

Find out more about our commissioners HERE >>

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Key themes

Central to the Creative Health Review are a series of themed roundtables that were held between Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023. These sessions presented the most up-to-date evidence and showcased examples of creative health approaches and activities with demonstrable benefits to health. The roundtables also identified existing opportunities to embed into health and social care and wider systems, and shared knowledge on sustainable funding and commissioning models for the Creative Health sector. As well as plans and hopes for the future, the roundtables identified some existing opportunities within different sectors and areas of society, and highlighted how creative health can address pressing policy issues and assist the Government to fulfil its strategic aims.

The themes of the roundtables were:

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing across the Life Course
  • Health Inequalities
  • Social Care
  • End of Life Care and Bereavement
  • Education and Training
  • Cost-effectiveness, Evidencing Value for Money and Funding Models
  • Leadership and Strategy - Embedding Creative Health in Integrated Care Systems

You can find out about the themes and summaries from the roundtables HERE >>

The Review also commissioned a range of artists with their own lived experience to respond creatively to each of the Review's roundtable themes. These will be released in the build-up to the Creative Health Review's final publication.

Launch of the report of the Creative Health Review

Live Streamed from Science Gallery, King's College London
Wednesday 6th December 2023, 4-6pm

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