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Performing Medicine is an initiative from Clod Ensemble, who have been delivering creative training programmes for NHS healthcare professionals and medical students for over 15 years using techniques found within the arts.

Performing Medicine works with 20 artistic professionals who collaborate with medical professionals to work on creative strategies for communication, wellbeing and self-care. This has led to the development of a methodological framework called the ‘Circle of Care’ which was developed with Guys and St Thomas’ Trust and articulates how a multi-directional flow of care can build more effective caregiving. Their new training programme is focussed on social prescribing within Southwark & Merton and includes approaches to social prescribing in London for GPs, Link Workers and in particular lone arts and health practitioners. The training includes practical information about evaluation, referrals and articulating your social prescribing offer, ensuring that everyone involved in delivering the social prescribing process can feel prepared to engage with the whole approach.

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The image displays participants taking part in ‘Ageing well’ by Performing Medicine, at Dulwich Picture House.
Photo credit: Performing Medicine.
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