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The annual Arts Index produced by the National Campaign for the Arts shows increased participation in the arts by adults and children and significantly reduced funding from Arts Councils across Britain.

US researchers have urged public health bodies to take more notice of loneliness and social isolation arguing both are as damaging to good health as obesity or smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

Think tank the King’s Fund has published a report assessing NHS performance over the past five years.

A new report by Hospice UK has called for greater access to the arts to help hospice staff cope with the stress of their jobs.

More than half of what people pay in council tax will soon be spent on caring for vulnerable children and adults, limiting councils' ability to fund areas such as libraries, culture and even road maintenance.

The 8th annual RSPH Arts and Health Awards will focus on arts and health activities supporting Armed Forces and ex-Services Personnel and their Families.

New research has found that purpose in life is associated with a substantially reduced risk of Alzheimer disease and with a greater capacity to cope with the illness.

Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry formally opened Bethlem Hospital’s new Gallery and Museum space last week.

A collaboration between public and private sector partners has established The Arts Impact Fund, a new £7million initiative designed to demonstrate the potential for social investment in arts.

The Department of Health has published a set of design principles for dementia-friendly environments in healthcare buildings.

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts Health and Wellbeing met last month to explore the links between music and health.

The deadline for inclusion in Creativity and Wellbeing Week and Creativity and Wellbeing Plus is today. All events registered on the website will be included in all publicity and promotion for the festival.

Oxford Brookes University has established a new Centre for Medical Humanities (CMH) to expand the work previously conducted through the Centre for Health, Medicine and Society.

United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA), the professional organisation for domiciliary care providers has published figures showing British councils are not meeting minimum payments for homecare visits.

A new report by the London Assembly Health Committee report highlights the shortage of GPs in London and the issue of low GP morale.

Key findings of the report include: