Next week, on Tuesday 17 September, I am presenting some evaluation data at the Trent Paediatric Society conference in Mansfield. The data come from the evaluation study that I have been working on this year, investigating the effects of OPUS Music activities in children’s hospitals in the East Midlands area.
It will be an excellent opportunity to present the findings in front of paediatric specialists and consultants, many of whom may not be aware of the effects of music on children in healthcare settings. The OPUS musicians will also be there to play during the lunch break.
It is clear from the data so far that the overall impact is both effective and beneficial, for children, parents/carers and staff, with quantitative and qualitative data supporting this. I am in the final stages of writing up the evaluation report, and will share some more data once that’s done.