This is a new RCGP SIG set up to support and inspire GPs who have a special interest in creativity, and who advocate for creative health within General Practice.

The aims of the GP SIG

  • Flourishing – promote wellbeing through the arts for patients and clinicians
  • Transformation and culture change – encourage holistic care and practices with reflection through the arts
  • Scholarship and practice – build creative health evidence and strategy addressing all levels of primary care (education, patient care, ICBs, social prescribing etc)

This year we are focussing on building relationship across our SIG, getting to know each other and our work, sharing best practice and scholarship, nurturing the development of small interest groups in specific areas of creative health that will feed back to the SIG. Also to develop partnerships with relevant national bodies.

GP SIG Co-chairs: Dr Amal Lad and Professor. Louise Younie

Interested in finding out more?

We are an inclusive group who welcome new members who share our passion or who are interested in finding out more. The GP SIG welcomes GP practice-wide membership from primary healthcare professionals. So, if you are a GP (retired GP), representing a GP Practice team, Medical Student, or Clinical Practitioner and would be interested in getting involved in this group, please contact NCCH's General Manger on

The GP SIG meets on a quarterly basis, but also communicates through a range of platforms including What’s App and bi-monthly newsletters. Also, the GP SIG holds an annual study day.

The GP SIG are hosting a GP Study Day on 17th November 2023 as a chance for GPs to get together and feel inspired!

GP Creative Health Study Day: Friday 17th November 2023, 10am – 4pm
Lumen, 88 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RS

This interactive and nourishing day offers space for reflection through small and large group conversations as well as creative enquiry activities. During the day you can connect and share work and ideas, challenges and hopes in the field of creative health, as well as exploring where next.
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You can read more about the GP SIG by signing up to our newsletter HERE or downloading our most recent newsletters

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has supported the creation of this group and the National Centre for Creative Health provides the Secretariat for this GP Special Interest Group.

Image of the GP SIG at a Study Day in Autumn 2022
Image of the GP SIG at a Study Day in Autumn 2022