IHM Manifesto for the NHS,
Results of IHM survey of working managers in the NHS. What do they want for the future…
Most governments usually address the ills of our most loved public service, the NHS, with the combination of investment and reform…… this leads to change being the only constant in the NHS.
As the general election draws closer and in amongst the din surrounding the NHS, the Institute of HealthCare Management (UK) has, polled its membership to establish the most important issues that need to be addressed in the current political cycle – and most importantly how these might be solved.
The results, published 27th November, focus on practical and achievable solutions to the many challenges facing the NHS today.
The results reveal some consistent themes:
- A long term and predictable funding guarantee for the NHS year on year, aligned with its annual inflator (around 4%) rather than episodic cash injections at times of crisis (71%)
- A critical analysis and public consultation for a hypothecated tax, or increase in national insurance, specifically to improve revenue for social care services. (60%)
- Dedicated funding to support the ongoing professional development and education and training of health and social care professionals, particularly with the return of real cash bursaries to aid nurse recruitment and training. (43%)
If a new government did nothing else but deliver on the above three solutions, the far-reaching effects would impact on a significant number of other NHS deficiencies.
To continue reading the results of this insightful poll please click here.
IHM CODE OF PRACTICE
On the upcoming list of things to do for 2020 will be the NHS response to the recommendations arising from the Kark Review and the potential for regulating managers.
Some sort of regulation looks inevitable and a recent survey of IHM members tells us that this would be welcome.
We have responded, with the help of Sir David Dalton and others, by developing and launching the IHM Code of Practice, which, as of January 2020 will become a requirement of membership and an obligation for all members.
We are represented on the Kark Review group and intend to continue that work in whatever form it takes in the future.
We think it is important that IHM members are identified as committed, ethical professionals, who bring to their work a strong sense of vocation and professionalism.
As a member you will know that you have full control of your personal data through your membership profile page and can share your CV, and other personal information, using your unique IHM member number and importantly, demonstrate you have agreed to the obligations of membership including the Code of Practice.
The IHM is the only manager-membership organisation that is committed to a code of practice and leads the way in working towards higher standards in public life.
CLICK HERE to view the IHM ‘Code of Practice’
IHM DAILY HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE NEWS
Working with our partners, Salix & Co, from 8am each week day you can get a ‘heads up’ on the latest health and social care news, views.
CLICK HERE for the IHM Daily Health & Social Care News