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Healthcare Services for Musicians

To help with wellness and wellbeing of the individual, the MU works with a number of other partner organisations. Collectively aiming to ensure that performers receive expert medical assessments and advice.

Last updated: 20 January 2021

British Association for Performing Arts Medicine

In partnership with the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM), the MU provides members with access to health care expressly designed for performing artists. The nationwide services available through BAPAM include access to free confidential clinics, providing in-depth medical assessments by specialist practitioners, and a dedicated helpline that supplies advice and information on medical issues for performing artists. 

BAPAM now has clinics in Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Dublin, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Portsmouth.

For more information, a list of complementary and mainstream practitioners, and guidance on staying fit and healthy, please visit

Help Musicians UK

Help Musicians UK, in partnership with Musicians Hearing Services and the MU, has created the Musicians Hearing Health Scheme for musicians in the UK. This is a scheme to give all musicians affordable access to specialist hearing assessments and bespoke hearing protection.

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