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The Centre for Public Scrutiny is looking for three patient representatives to join the

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary has just opened a purpose-built gallery and performance space in its new building. The Suttie Arts Space is believed to be the first dedicated arts space to be created for an acute hospital.

Public Health England has published ‘Everybody active, every day’, a national, evidence-based approach designed to encourage physical activity.

Poet Tiffany Atkinson has won the inaugural Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize worth £10,000.

Spending on culture and on adult social care has been disproportionately reduced by local authorities over the past five years according to a new report.

The Government has published evidence from its What Works Network to provide evidence for successful local and national policy making. It refers to the potential for cultural commissioning to impact on wellbeing.

Arts Council England has published a new document outlining the benefits of the arts.

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts Health and Wellbeing met earlier this month.

The Arts Alliance has changed its name to the National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice, The organization has also launched a survey to track activity and experiences of the arts and criminal justice sector.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has published an inquiry into the state of the care home sector which calls for sweeping change to ‘inject humanity’ back into care homes.

The winners have been announced in this year’s Building Better Healthcare Awards. Lime Arts in Manchester won the award for best collaborative arts project while Hillingdon Hospitals won the award for best internal environment.

The Health Select Committee has reported on “serious and deeply ingrained problems with the commissioning and provision of children’s and adolescents’ mental health services.” One of the key problems highlighted is the lack of support f

The Culture Media and Sport Committee has issued a report criticising the arts funding imbalance which favours London.

The Department of Health has announced increased funds to enable more community-based care for older people.

A new and independent What Works Centre for Wellbeing has been launched in Bristol.