Arts and Healthcare

MFMM bubble brain 2Scope of Arts and Health: Arts in healthcare embraces many practices including arts in medicine, design of hospitals, the arts and humanities in medical education, the arts in palliative care, creative arts therapies and arts applications with children and older people. These programmes are now found in a high proportion of health care settings: hospital wards, premature baby units, community clinics, traumatic stress and mental health facilities and in public health. Survey evidence shows these initiatives are spreading.
Evaluation studies claim a considerable array of benefits may flow from such initiatives, although in the words of the US Arts in Healthcare Society, research in the area remains ‘anecdote rich and data poor’
(Arts in Healthcare. State of the Field Report. Arts in Healthcare Society, USA, 2009,1-20).

Benefits claimed include:
• Improvements in patient wellbeing, patient and carer stress levels and mood
• Significant health outcomes e.g. improved lung function and lower blood pressure
• Reduced health care costs (less medication use & consultations per health outcome)
• Greater community engagement in health promotion and wellbeing programmes
• Improved end of life care for patients and their relatives
• Improvement in morale and retention of health care staff

Duke of Buccleuch, Richard Scott

Richard Buccleuch

Richard Scott is the 10th Duke of Buccleuch and and 12th Duke of Queensberry, has made his family home in Nithsdale in Dumfriesshire. Married with four children he is involved in management of the historic family estate businesses, heritage properties and art collections. He was made a KBE in 2000 and has held many notable public appointments over the years including President of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and Director of Border Television.

Nicholas Craig

Nicholas is a Barrister, specialising in Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration. He will provide legal advice to the organisation.

Tim Clark

Tim is joint managing director of ie:music, a management company representing Robbie Williams, Passenger, and Will Young amongst others

Mark Williamson

Mark leads the Spotify Artist Services Team in Europe. Responsible for relationship and building relationships with artists and their teams, managers, agents, lawyers and marketeers.

Mark is keen to use music technology to support Music for My Mind.

Liam Fisher-Jones

Liam is a director at More Partnership, the international consulting firm that specialises in third sector organisations. Prior to this, he ran the £113m capital campaign for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is an advisor to AMREF Health Africa, the continent’s largest home grown health organisation and serves as a trustee at Punchdrunk, the immersive arts company.

Lady Hollick (Sue)

Sue Hollick

Susan Mary Woodford-Hollick, Lady Hollick OBE  is a businesswoman and consultant with a wide-ranging involvement in broadcasting and the arts and the wife of Clive Hollick, Baron Hollick.   A former investigative journalist, she worked for many years in television (as Sue Woodford), where her roles included producer/director of World in Action for Granada TV and founding commissioning editor of Multicultural Programmes for Channel Four.
Other causes and organisations with which she is associated include the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), the Leader’s Quest Foundation,  Complicite theatre company, Reprieve, the Free Word Centre. the Runnymede Trust  and the SI Leeds Literary Prize.