Creative health services are a growing sector of the UK economy, with a population of around 11 million and a potential for more than £2 billion a year in the UK alone.
The UK’s population is also expected to grow by around 3 million by 2050.
Yet these sectors face significant challenges in delivering high-quality health services in the digital age, and the sector is being left behind by other industries.
A new report by the Institute of Creative Careers, a UK think tank, argues that while digital services may be a great opportunity for the sector, they do not provide the same level of creativity and innovation that they have in the past.
The report examines the strengths and weaknesses of creative health services from the perspective of creatives and their communities.
We also explore the opportunities and challenges for new entrants to the sector.
Creative Health Services as an Industry The report is published today in the journal Creative Career.
Its authors argue that the UK needs to look beyond traditional services such as healthcare, law and accounting, and consider how these sectors could be used to improve the quality of healthcare and the wellbeing of creatively engaged people.
The key finding of the report is that creative health systems are often based on a mix of approaches, but that they are not inherently creative.
The authors point out that a healthy creativity is critical to the health and well-being of the creative community.
“The way in which we engage with the world and the way we use creative resources to help shape our communities are critical to how well we can meet the health needs of all of us,” said Prof. Nick Lomac, chair of the Institute for Creative Careors and a co-author of the paper.
“There is a huge difference between how we treat patients and how we respond to the world.”
A key point in the report’s report is to highlight the strengths of digital health systems.
In the UK, around one-third of the healthcare workforce has been digitally integrated into the healthcare system, creating a more connected and interactive environment.
The study suggests that digital health can have an important role in helping people who are not traditionally involved in the health sector, including people with disabilities, and people with mental health issues.
But the authors say that the benefits of digital systems in the healthcare sector are limited.
“Creative health systems have not yet emerged as the gold standard for creating high-impact, effective and flexible healthcare delivery systems,” said Dr. Sue Black, a lecturer in health and social care at the University of Leeds.
“In fact, there are a number of other approaches, including mobile apps and interactive services, that are working well for providing the right level of engagement, for reducing the time spent on the computer, and for making the healthcare experience more engaging.”
The authors suggest that the digital health sector needs to work together to ensure that the health workforce is connected and responsive, to encourage people to take part in the development of new solutions, and to make sure that the creative health sector has a strong, sustainable future.
“We must be clear about what it is we are trying to achieve, so that the next generation of digital healthcare providers can be more agile, innovative and successful,” said co-lead author Dr. Nick Clements.
“This means creating a vibrant digital health workforce with strong expertise and knowledge in all areas of healthcare, and building on the strengths that digital systems offer to deliver a quality and accessible health service.”
What we found: There is no clear pathway to success for the creative sector in the Digital Health Services sector.
However, there is a clear path to success in a wider industry where there is greater diversity and greater opportunity for diversity of expertise.
It also shows that there is strong support for the growth of digital services in healthcare.
The potential for digital health services to provide the high-value healthcare services needed by creatives is a promising path forward.
In addition, the report shows the benefits that digital services have for improving health and wellbeing for people.
In a digital world, the healthcare needs of the individual and community are being met more effectively, and it is more appropriate for the healthcare professionals to be in the position to provide quality services.
In an industry with less diversity, there may be greater risk that there will be barriers to entry.
The researchers also highlighted the importance of promoting the use of digital technologies in the workplace and other areas, as well as ensuring that creative teams are capable of effectively working in an ever-changing world.
The research paper is available online here: www.creativecareers.com/publications/report-creative-health-services-industry-is-not-a-sustainable-path.aspx The authors are Dr. Jill Storrs, Senior Lecturer in Creative Careering at the Leeds School of Economics, and Dr. Andrew Jones, Research Fellow in the Institute.