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The National Campaign for the Arts annual Arts Index has shown falls in local government and other sources of public funding as well as reduced business sponsorship for the arts.

The most recent release of the DCMS Taking Part statistics show that arts attendance is broadly stable while library use continues to drop significantly.

The King’s Fund has produced a report exploring key ways that NHS providers can embed quality improvement into their activity ensuring positive changes to the way their organisations support patients.

A major, new review of museums has called for better collaboration across the sector to maximise museums’ social impact.

LAHF is running two more training days for clinicians interested in the role the arts can play in supporting their practice.

The Government has announced a £15m investment in a three year programme to train people in mental health first aid.

The scheme aims to train up to a million people in basic mental health first aid techniques.

The Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead is establishing a new ‘Arts in Hospitals’ programme. The programme is looking for musicians to support the programme and is seeking to develop a multi-artform offer over time.

The Care Quality Commission’s annual State of Care report has been published.

Creative Scotland has published new research into the impact of taking part in creative programmes on young people.

The Information Commissioner’s Office has launched a telephone advice line to help charities and small organisations prepare for the new data-protection law the General Data Protection Regulation which comes into force next April.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show an increase in reported wellbeing for people in England.

The King’s Fund has published a new animation explaining how the NHS is structured and delivered.

NHS England has produced new guidance for NHS providers (including hospitals, primary care, and general practice and community services) on how best to work with volunteers.