Our Director of Music Services (Education, Research and Quality Assurance) Simon Procter responds to NICE's draft guidance on End of life care for infants, children and young people.


It’s great that NICE is highlighting the role that music can play in end of life care for infants, children and young people.

A galaxy of stars joined us today at the O2 Silver Clef Awards at Grosvenor House Hotel in London, to celebrate some of the biggest artists in music.

Over 1,000 guests attended the charity’s annual fund raising event to honour winners Lionel Richie, Jess Glynne, Florence Welch, Olly Murs, Massive Attack, Craig David, Hozier, Patti Smith, Jeff Lynne and André Rieu, and One Direction, the only winners to be selected by public vote.

A huge thank you to all our amazing sponsors of the 2018 Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards. 

Roger Daltrey CBE, founding member of The Who and multi-generational cultural icon, is to be honoured with the 25th Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS). This prestigious annual music award is presented to Roger in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the music and entertainment industry and many charitable causes.  The Award will be presented on Monday 7 November at a gala ceremony in aid of Nordoff Robbins and the BRIT Trust. 

They've become almost as synonymous with major tournaments as German efficiency and England going out on penalties, but this year's first unofficial tournament song aims to strike a very different note. 

On Friday 1 July Lionel Richie, Patti Smith, Jeff Lynne, Florence Welch, Olly Murs, Jess Glynne, Hozier, Massive Attack, André Rieu and Craig David will be gracing our famous "blue" carpet at the O2 Silver Clef Awards and we want to hear your questions!

Want to know what piece of music changed their life? What they're working on? What they had for breakfast?

Tweet us your questions before 12.30pm on Thursday 30 June and we'll pick our favourites to put to the stars on the day. 

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver music therapy across the UK. Here's an update from our music therapist Alison on her work with Turning Point. 


Since January 2016 I’ve had the privilege of being involved in an exciting new partnership. As the music therapist working in this project I’d like to share this update with you.

At 91, our supporter, who wishes to remain anonymous, decided to go that extra mile to raise money for Nordoff Robbins in memory of his wife. Here is his touching story.  

I had been married to my wife June for nearly 50 years when she was diagnosed with vascular dementia at the age of 79.

All her adult life June had been a singer with Amateur Operatic Societies.

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