Sarah Derbyshire MBE, Chief Executive, Orchestras Live and Matthew Swann, Chief Executive, City of London Sinfonia, will chair a specialist panel at this year's ABO conference, titled 'Aftershock', on Thursday 11 March 2021.
A Healthier Nation
The pandemic has put a spotlight more than ever on the NHS and social care. Building on last year’s conference session and the first comprehensive survey of UK orchestras’ work in the health and social care sectors, we look at the implications for the ‘social prescribing’ agenda and the role orchestras can play to restore the health and wellbeing of the nation.
Sarah Derbyshire MBE, Chief Executive, Orchestras Live and Matthew Swann, Chief Executive, City of London Sinfonia, will chair a specialist panel bringing together leading funders and healthcare professionals. Delegates will have the opportunity to pose questions in advance on "How orchestras can integrate the development of musicians’ creative engagement skills into work with health and social care settings" and "Navigating health and social care networks to establish relationships that expand orchestras’ role as service providers and generate earned income."
Joining them on the panel will be Natalie Ellis Head of Arts, Cambridge University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust and Orchestras Live trustee; Gay Palmer, Social Prescriber Link Worker, South Southwark Primary Care Network; Katherine Spencer, principal clarinet City of London Sinfonia, freelance player with Britain’s leading orchestras and experienced practitioner in health and social care settings; James Sanderson Director of NHS Personalised Care at NHS England and Improvement, and Chief Executive Officer at the National Academy for Social Prescribing.
Find out more about the session here.