Healthcare and the Arts: GP Survey Headlines

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In 2018, Aesop commissioned ComRes to conduct research among UK GP’s in order to better understand their perceptions of arts-based interventions and how these perceptions might change over time. This first of two reports provides the headline findings from Wave 1.
For comparative analysis of the two waves of results, please cross reference Aesop (2019) Healthcare and the Arts: GP Survey – Wave 2 Headlines.

In both waves of the research, GPs were asked the following question: “In relation to healthcare, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about the arts (broadly defined as dance, drama, music, visual arts, films, singing, reading, painting, drawing, crafts and making)?”
1. Public engagement with the arts can make a significant contribution to the prevention agenda (i.e. preventing ill health among the public)
2. Arts-based interventions can make a significant contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of the NHS workforce
3. Arts-based interventions can be a cost-effective way to deliver primary care to the public to improve health outcomes.

Evidence Type: Survey

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Primary Care

Participant Group: Adults

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Aesop (2018). Healthcare and the Arts: GP Survey Headlines. UK:Aesop.