This is an action learning set for those vanguard organisations which have succeeded in getting commissioned by health or social care.
The current members are Arts for Health Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Breathe Arts Health Research, Cheshire Dance, Core Arts, Creative Health CIC, Dance Action Zone Leeds, Equal Arts, ForMed Films, Golddust Arts, Green Candle Dance, Helix Arts, Jack Drum Arts, Ladder to the Moon, Mental Fight Club, Prism Arts, Rosetta Art Centre, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society, Small Things Dance, Start in Salford, The Reader Organisation, Tin Arts, Wigmore Hall and Willis Newson.
The group involves mutual learning and support. For each meeting members are joined by experts in topics selected by the group: so far, the evolving clinical commissioning landscape, social enterprise, quality, integrated care, wellbeing, and arts and older people.
Past guests include Dr Michael Dixon (President of NHS Clinical Commissioners), Dr Sir Sam Everington (a GP in east London and chair of NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group), Lord Filkin (Chair of the Centre for Ageing Better), Professor Martin Green (Chief Executive, Care England) and Professor Martin Marshall (Professor of Healthcare Improvement at University College London).