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The launch of the new Alliance marks a key moment for London Arts in Health Forum.

Last week the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance launched in Birmingham.

King’s College, London is launching a new MSc in Arts in Health from autumn 2019.

The King’s Fund has published research into the attitudes of health commissioners working with voluntary and community organisations.

Newly released annual polling figures have shown a sharp decline in public satisfaction with the performance of the NHS.

The latest release from the Office of National Statistics shows a slight increase in reported personal wellbeing over the past year.

The Wellcome Trust has re-opened its public engagement fund with a new set of guidance and procedures for grants of between £25,000 and £250,000.

Greater Manchester’s Combined Authority has allocated £7m over the next two years to arts organisations aiming to deliver cultural impact including a range of organisations working in health and wellbeing.

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced a programme of five years of support for seven sector support and advocacy organisations including the Cultural Learning Alliance, What Next? and the Clore Social Programme.

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has produced a set of guidance for charities on engaging with volunteers.

The Government has launched a consultation on civil society to assess what is working well, and what government can do to strengthen it further.

The Mayor of London has unveiled the first £1.35m awards of London Borough of Culture. Waltham Forest is the first borough to be awarded the title - for 2019, followed by Brent for 2020.

Public Health England has produced a new set of resources for participatory and community approaches to developing positive health outcomes. The guidance includes approaches to social prescribing and building community wellbeing.