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Pulse has won a £5,000 grant to commission a series of portraits of GPs in three different surgeries around the country

The photography project, run in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, aims to extend the audience for arts-in-health projects.

The £5,000 grant was awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of their 'Designing for the 21st Century' initiative.

The 'Healing Environment Research Cluster Project' will be followed by a seminar at the portrait gallery that will discuss the images within the wider field of medical portraiture.

It will also serve as a professional development exercise for three artist photographers who are early in their careers.

GP Dr Jacques Mizan of the department of general practice and primary care at Kings College London is principal investigator of the Healing Environment Cluster project and will be a key adviser.

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