Performing Medicine

Performing Medicine provides courses, workshops and events, which draw on techniques and ideas in the arts to provide training to medical students and healthcare professionals, focusing on staff wellbeing, compassionate care and effective communication.

It has been cited as an example of best practice in the 2017 report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing. It have also been awarded the Times Higher Award for Excellence and Innovation and has been written about widely, including in the Guardian, the Lancet and the Telegraph.

Performing Medicine is a Clod Ensemble initiative founded by Suzy Willson and run by a small, dynamic team, including a group of trailblazing Associate Artists.

To find out more or get involved visit

Supported by

Arts Council England, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Queen Mary University of London – Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (formerly Barts and the London) and the School of English & Drama


Photo credit: Benedict Johnson