ComRes survey suggests majority of GPs support arts in health

A ComRes survey of over 1,000 GPs, commissioned by Aesop in February this year suggests that over 60% of GPs agree that engagement with the arts can support both the prevention of ill health, and NHS staff. 44% also agree that arts interventions could be a cost-effective contribution to primary care.

The survey showed that:

  • 66% of GPs agree that public engagement with the arts can make a significant contribution towards preventing ill health among the public
  • 44% agreed that arts-based interventions can be a cost-effective way to deliver primary care to the public, through social prescribing, and improve health outcomes
  • 62% agreed that art-based interventions can make a significant contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of NHS staff.

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