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Liverpool Philharmonic and British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) Announce New Partnership

A new partnership between BAPAM and Liverpool Philharmonic is now providing free Performing Arts Medicine Clinics at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

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Liver Building in Liverpool. Photograph: Shutterstock

Musicians in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and other performing arts professionals and students in Liverpool and the North West will now have access to free, GP-led and confidential monthly clinics at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

The first clinic ran on Wednesday 1 May. Further clinics will be running, and open to individuals who make a proportion of their living from, or study in the performing arts, and have a physical or psychological health problem related to their work.

Proving that performer wellbeing and artistic excellence are interlinked

Claire Cordeaux, Director of BAPAM said:

"Liverpool Philharmonic has pioneered an exemplary approach to developing and supporting performance excellence through providing specialist health and wellbeing services to their musicians in the Orchestra.

“The positive effects of this investment are proving that performer wellbeing and artistic excellence are interlinked. Taking care of both also makes good business sense.

“Performers are healthier, happier and are better prepared for elite performance. Our partnership with Liverpool Philharmonic is now helping BAPAM to bring this approach to Liverpool’s wider performing arts community.”

For more information

The clinics are being led by Dr Marie McKavanagh, a Performing Arts Medicine specialist GP (and musician) with an MSc in Performing Arts Medicine from University College London.

Find more information on BAPAM’s website, or call BAPAM on 020 7404 8444 to book a free confidential appointment for the monthly clinics at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall commencing Wednesday 1 May.

Published: 13/05/2019

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