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An international study is exploring the increasing practice of commissioning purpose-built artwork in hospitals designed to specifically address the needs of patients.

The London Voluntary Services Council has issued an updated map of social prescribing in London.

The What Works Wellbeing Centre has issued a call for evaluation reports of the impact of music and singing on the wellbeing of adults.

Creativity and Wellbeing Week is nearly upon us.

LAHF is offering a short introductory course for doctors, allied health professionals and nurses interested in learning more about the potential of the arts to impact on health.

New York city’s largest performing arts centre, Lincoln Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the city’s biggest hospitals have announced a new collaboration making NewYork-Presbyterian the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center for the

A parliamentary review into the collapse of the charity Kids Company has called for an overhaul of the way Government funding to charities is administered.

The five-strong Art Fund shortlist of museums of the year includes the Bethlem Museum of the Mind, dedicated to the history of mental healthcare and treatment. The V&A is also on the shortlist.

Public Health England and NHS England have published a guide calling on health commissioners to engage more with local community and volunteer groups to improve people’s health.

A new report by the New Economics Foundation sets out a new model of public services utilising arts and cultural organisations in preventing harm and reducing people’s need for acute services.

London Funders, the network of organisations which support London’s civic society has issued a programme of change to better enable voluntary and third sector organisations to support London's communities.

New research from City University shows that the gap between the lifespans of rich and poor people in England and Wales is rising for the first time since the 1870s.

New longitudinal research from the Government’s Taking Part survey of cultural participation shows that people from the most deprived areas are less likely to engage with the arts and heritage.