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  1. Read the Evaluation Report

    Read the Evaluation Report, commissioned by the National Arts in Hospitals Network, on the impact of this project across the NHS here.

  2. Our National Health Stories – Watch the Streams back

    The culmination of a six-month programme of creative activity undertaken by thousands of staff in hospitals across England came to a close on the 22 and 23 November with an unprecedented day of performances ranging from music, poetry, visual arts and more in 19 NHS Trusts, followed by a very special, one-off performance directed by […]

  3. Celebrate 75 years of the NHS with performances across hospital Trusts today

    Today marks an unprecedented day of performances in 19 hospital Trusts to celebrate 75 years of the NHS. Throughout the day, staff will share their stories and reflect on what it means to be part of the NHS at this landmark moment of history. Trust staff will bring their stories to life in a programme […]

  4. Meet the Cast for the ONHS Live Finale

    The recently-announced cast performing at the Live Finale on Thursday 23rd November at Aviva Studios, Manchester includes: Olivier award nominee Gabrielle Brooks, nominated for her performance in Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical. Gabrielle has also performed in many other shows including Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and Kwame Kwei-Armah’s Twelfth Night. Robert Lonsdale is […]

  5. UCLH Poetry Commissions with Camden Roundhouse Poetry Collective Alumni

    As part of Our National Health Stories, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has commissioned five poets to write and share stories from the NHS. The five commissioned writers are alumni of the Camden Roundhouse Poetry Collective and have created works based on words from NHS staff. Their final poems will be performed live […]

  6. Audio inspired art from University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

    Musicians in Residence Tamsin Elliott and Bethany Roberts, along with Poet in Residence Beth Calverley worked with NHS Staff at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust to gather recordings of sounds and conversations to inspire a rich tapestry of voices, poetry, music, and sound. Together they have been creating an audio artwork called […]

  7. The Power of the Written Word in Newcastle

    Through their Charity Arts Programme,  Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have worked with Writer in Residence, Laura Lindow, and partner, New Writing North to produce some incredible pieces of writing with their staff, that encouraged them to use their own skills and ideas, whilst providing tools for writing.  Staff have been able to tell their […]

  8. What stories should not be left untold?

    What stories should not be left untold? How does love come into your work place? These are the questions St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been posing to staff as part of ONHS. From the power of a cuppa and a chat to smiling and laughing with your ‘work family’, explore some of […]

  9. Stories from Cambridge University Hospitals

    As part of ONHS, Cambridge University Hospitals’ arts-in-health programme have gathered stories from staff across the Trust including at their three day CUH Arts Festival in July. Working with local writer and poet, Hannah Jane Walker, who held conversations with staff about their experiences to create stories. Illustrator Jim Butler, who spent 5 days in residence […]

  10. Discover the history of Arts in Hospitals

    What springs to mind when you think about arts in hospitals?