Music Making = Human Connection = Improved Relationships = Positive Focus = Improved Wellbeing

Pulse Arts was formed in September 2015 by David Mckenny and Joe Danks after completing the OPUS Music CIC's Music In Healthcare Settings Apprenticeship in East Midlands Hospitals. From our initial project at Great Ormond Street Hospital, we have built 4 regular programmes across four NHS trusts in London and East Anglia.

We work with a range of partners, including NHS trusts, hospital charities, local authorities, music hubs and arts funders to develop long-term programmes in healthcare settings. 

Pulse Arts Musicians are not volunteers. They are professional musicians with specialist skills in Music in Health practice. They integrate music into the hospital environment to cultivate a 'culture of music'.

We develop positive and professional relationships with hospital staff and respond sensitively to challenging situations, often being asked by staff and parents to play whilst they are carrying our medical procedures.

Pulse Arts aims to further the field of Music in Healthcare and in 2017 began work developing a CPD offer for musicians and medical professionals. We run regular courses with students from Trinity Laban Conservertoire of Music and Dance in Music in Healthcare. In 2019 we hope to run our first Music in Healthcare training course in Essex to help build the workforce and see more work happen!

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β€œAll of our patients enjoy music with Dave and Joe. They are enthusiastic and engaging with patients and really make time on the ward more enjoyable and less daunting. Alongside the patients, we as staff nurses and healthcare professionals find the sessions very relaxing and motivational. Thank You.”
— Staff Nurse, Great Ormond Street Hospital