We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for a ‘Practicing Well Award’ by the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance.
This award celebrates practice that is leading the way in championing, delivering and embedding practitioner care into project design, commissioning and management.
The Musician in Healthcare role is one which necessitates deep connection with the patient, facilitated by music-making. The pandemic, and resulting loss in these daily connections could have been devastating for our community of musicians. We chose to invest in our team, to support the development of digital skills through the provision of paid time, resources and collaboration. This has resulted in a healthy, inspired workforce, a continued and highly valued connection with the healthcare communities they serve, and a bright future for OPUS.
‘We are thrilled to have been nominated for this award. We’re delighted that the value of investing in our team of musicians has been recognised in this way, and that we stand here today with a team who have been supported throughout the pandemic, facilitated to meet challenge with skilled enthusiasm, rather than wallowing in the limitations of the now. We go forward as a team with renewed energy and optimism.’
Nick Cutts, Chief Executive