Reports, publications, presentations

Seasons of the Sun


Ros and Mark’s work at The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is informed by their experience working with children, siblings, parents and staff during a four year project at Robin House Children’s Hospice in Scotland. A write up of the project was selected as a case study by Click on the link above to go to the case study and read more.

RH guit and amp drawing



Salford University School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work’s evaluation of our Medical Notes project at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. A fascinating report highlighting the many benefits of the Music for Health approach in paediatric settings.

Medical Notes Evaluation

We commissioned Dr Jane Oakland to interview practitioners with experience of the Music for Health approach so they could tell us what their support and training needs are.

Jane Oakland Report

Case Studies and Conferences

Case study:   ‘I am the moon’

Ros Hawley has written a case study about her work with Mark Fisher. It explores the skills and competencies needed by musicians when working in hospital through  a description  of their experiences working with J,  a young teenage boy whose life ended in Nov 2012. ‘ I am the moon’  was published on 15th November in Reaching Out: music education with ‘hard to reach’ children and young people.

Music and Empathy: Saturday 9th November 2013

Ros Hawley and Mark Fisher presented a session at this conference examining the findings of the Medical Notes Evaluation and giving an insight into their work.

Opus Conference in Derby, Monday 25 November 2013

Ros Hawley and Holly Marland gave a short presentation at the recent conference hosted by Opus which explored the sustainability of music in healthcare. Photo slides were used as a stimulus for discussion around the training needs of musicians working in healthcare. LIME Music for Health offers training pathways from beginner through to advanced practitioner level. Click here to access the slides used in this presentation Derby

MUSIC MARK – Spring publication 2014

Music Mark, The UK Association  for Music Education, have featured a piece about our work with RNCM students at The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. The piece discusses the need for musicians to develop transferable skills in preparation for  their musical careers , and how training in hospital can help gain new perspectives. MM Mag – Issue 4 Spring 2014 UPLOAD2 RNCM article


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