Principal project partners:

PMP Plus

NHS HighlandNHS Highland


Project funding:

Highland 2007Arts and Business



Healthy Living Centres: A Guide to Primary Health Care Design
Geoffrey Purves, Published by the Architectural Press
By exploring the design process this book looks at the relationship between the architectural and medical professions to see how the next wave of Government health policies can be best provided for. The aim is to raise the quality of health buildings in the primary care sector.

Patient Environments and the Arts: Conference Report
The Patient Environments and the Arts conference was organised by Wilmington Conferences with media partners Hospital Development magazine (HD), Healthcare Equipment and Supplies magazine (HES), and Medical Laboratory World (MLW) and was held at the Royal College of Physicians, Regents Park, London on 22 January 2007. The report of the conference keynote addresses is available at:

The Healing Environment: Without and Within
Deborah Kirklin and Ruth Richardson, Published by the Royal College of Physicians of London
To healthcare architects, designers and arts professionals healing environments are the patients' physical surroundings - buildings and their external spaces, equipment, furniture, decor, art works and so on. But to doctors, nurses, therapists and other healthcare workers the healing environment also embraces personal and social interactions and the conscious and unconscious processes - 'within' as well as the surroundings 'without.' This book, which succeeds the RCP's Medical Humanities: A Practical Introduction, is about these two understandings of the healing environment.

A Prospectus for Arts and Health
Published by the Department of Health and the Arts Council
Available for Download here

An excellent european website dedicated to information on culture, with a dedicated section on health research and a number of useful articles, research papers and studies.


<<< Back to Research

© Copyright Fort William Health Centre / Creative Services (Scotland) Ltd                                                                                                   Logon                Website by Saronyx Design