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Creative Health Review

Together with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPG AHW), NCCH launched a Creative Health Review in October 2022. Since the launch, the Review has held a series of online roundtables presenting evidence and examples of the powerful influence creative health can have on our health and wellbeing, and how it can be used across key policy areas.

In the five years since the publication of the APPG on Arts Health and Wellbeing’s Inquiry Report, Creative Health, there have been significant developments in research and practice. Our understanding of the ways that creativity can influence health is continuously evolving and within the NHS and social care there is growing recognition of the important role that creative health can play in supporting our health and wellbeing. The Creative Health Review will highlight 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 been led by a panel of 16 commissioners, which includes leaders from the health and culture sectors, artists and parliamentarians. With a wide breadth of expertise, the commissioners have helped translate evidence for creative health into recommendations for policymakers, to encourage and inform the development of a cross-governmental creative health strategy in the UK.

The Creative Health Review Report was launched on 6th December 2023.

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For Creative Health Review press enquiries, please contact: Edna Petzen, Lynden Consulting Ltd

Creative Health Associates Programme

NCCH is delighted to announce the appointment of the Creative Health Associates and Programme Manager for the Creative Health Associates Programme. Funded by Arts Council England, the programme is being delivered by seven Creative Health Associates hosted by Integrated Care Boards (ICBs), one in each NHS region in England. They are supported by a Creative Health Programme Manager through peer support and leadership development. The Creative Health Associates programme represents an investment of £600,000 over 18 months by Arts Council England, one of the largest grants Arts Council has made to a creative health project.

The aim of the programme is to embed creative approaches and activities in health and care systems across the country and will include developing information exchange and connections between cultural practitioners and health professionals, spreading good practice and models for embedding creative health at a systems, place and neighbourhood level and the production of a Creative Health Maturity Framework for use in place-based working.

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General information about NCCH

NCCH was set up in response to Recommendation 1 in the APPG AHW report: Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing and became a registered charity in 2020. NCCH plays a pivotal role in enabling creative health approaches to become integral to health and social care and wider systems.

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