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Liverpool Philharmonic and British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) announce new partnership

Monday 22 April 2019

BAPAM provides free, specialist health support to performing artists.

Liverpool Philharmonic is delighted to be working in partnership with BAPAM by hosting a new, free, GP-led and confidential monthly clinic at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall for our musicians in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra  and other performing arts professionals and students in Liverpool and the North West.

The first clinic will open on Wednesday 1 May, from 10am-1pm

The clinic is 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.

Dr Marie McKavanagh, a Performing Arts Medicine specialist GP (and musician), who will lead the clinic, has completed the MSc Performing Arts Medicine course at University College London, so has benefitted from the latest research and knowledge from one of the leading courses in the world in this field.

BAPAM clinicians can provide accurate diagnosis, provide impartial help, information and referrals to the most appropriate and effective sources of ongoing care for individual musicians and performing artists both in the NHS and from other specialists.  They can also provide advice about sources of financial support for people experiencing health problems affecting their ability to work or study.

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.

Find more information at bapam.org.uk or call BAPAM on 020 7404 8444 to book a free confidential appointment for the monthly clinics at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. The next session will be on Wednesday 3 July.

Press enquiries to Jayne Garrity, Head of Communications, Liverpool Philharmonic: 0151 210 3791/07967 364241 or email jayne.garrity@liverpoolphil.com 

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