Health Matters December 15: Four years of Creating with Care

Join us to hear how art, music and other creative activities help lift spirits and improve wellbeing at our community hospitals – and have a go, too!

Health Matters December 15: Four years of Creating with Care

“Impressive, joyful, person-centred, evidence based and fabulous!”

This is how the judges at Community Hospitals Association’s national awards described Creating with Care, the innovative arts programme run in Oxford Health’s community hospitals. It has just been awarded the top prize in innovation and best practice in patient care.

Join us on Tuesday, December 15 at 12:30 pm for the virtual Health Matters: Four years of Creating with Care. The event link is See below for more guidance under How to take part.

The event will be chaired by service director Emma Leaver and you will hear from the programme founders:

  • Angela Conlan, arts co-ordinator and trust governor
  • Paula Har, dementia nurse.

Angela and Paula will tell you how the programme has been implemented across our community hospitals with involvement from professional artists and local communities; how arts can support health and wellbeing and how the team has come up with ingenious ways of creating with care during the pandemic. And we are promised some taster activities, too!

You’ll be able to ask questions by the online Q&A function, but if you already have a question in mind, please email

If you would like to receive a reminder closer to the event, please register here.

How to take part

The event will be run as a live broadcast on Microsoft Teams and you will be able to join at Click on the link just before 12:30pm on Tuesday, 15 December. If you’d like to receive a reminder of the link closer to the day, please sign up here

The easiest way to join is on your computer. If you are joining on a mobile or tablet, you may need to download the Teams appYou do not need to create an account as this meeting is set up for the public. Just press ‘Join meeting’ once the app is downloaded.

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Published: 14 December 2020