Mar 27

Site under development


This is the new website for stakeholders involved in live music in healthcare settings practice.  This site is currently under development and is due for launch in early-mid 2013.  Please feel free to browse and make use of the site during its development.  Please send feedback to nick(at)

Jul 09

Music in Healthcare Settings Training – 31st October, 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th November 2013

OPUS is pleased to announce that its next Music in Healthcare Settings training programme for musicians will take place on 31st October, 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th November 2013. This will take place at the Kedleston Road Training and Development Centre in Derby, UK, with part of the time spent at the Royal Derby Hospital/Derbyshire …

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Jul 07

Music in Heathcare Training: 25th-31st October 2012

OPUS is offering training for musicians who already work in, or have an interest in working in healthcare settings. Whilst this training will focus primarily on working with hospitalised children and young people, the theoretical background and practice will also be of benefit to those who wish to work with other age groups. Following the …

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Jul 06

Library for Arts and Health Research

Greater Manchester Arts and Health Library

May 02

Review of Arts and Music in Healthcare Literature: 2004-2011


This report is an update of the review of arts in health research conducted for Arts Council England which appeared in 2004 (Staricoff, 2004). It was commissioned by Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity with two principal objectives: a) To identify relevant literature published between 2004 and 2011 on the effects of arts interventions in the …

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Apr 05

Music in Healthcare Settings Seminar

10 + 11 May 2012 Music in Healthcare Settings Seminar Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester RNCM Music for Health is pleased to invite people working in the cultural and health sectors to attend a FREE 2-day seminar about music in healthcare. The seminar will present the experience and learning from the EC funded ‘Music …

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Mar 28

Music ‘soothes surgery patients’

Playing music to patients undergoing surgery reduces their anxiety and could improve healing, research suggests. Click here to go to news article

Mar 28

Music in Health Training


OPUS is to deliver Music in Health Settings training in October 2012.  This training will take place over 5 days, Monday to Friday.  More information soon.