This is a new 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

  • INSPIRATION – CPD and sharing/ distribution of ideas, books, networks, creative enquiry, medical education, and supporting practitioner wellbeing
  • CHANGING ATTITUDES - Raising the profile, culture change in primary care, and encouraging uptake; evidence; policy; behaviour shift to de-medicalisation and preventative care
  • INTEGRATION AND DELIVERY – Formal role and links with Social Prescribing; Integrated Care Systems; funding; equity agenda and value of social capital

GP SIG Chair - Dr Simon Opher

We are an inclusive group who welcome new members who share our passion or who are interested in finding out more. The GP SIG meets on a quarterly basis, but also communicates through a range of platforms including What’s App and bi-monthly newsletters. We are also planning a study day in the Autumn 2022.

You can read more about the GP SIG by signing up to our newsletter HERE or downloading our most recent newsletters

Or alternatively, if you are a GP (or retired GP) and would be interested in getting involved in this group, please contact NCCH's General Manger on

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