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Have you seen the latest additions to our IHM Fellowship Programme?

We are delighted to be able to offer the following qualifications:

ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management

IHM Senior Manager ILM Level 7 Diploma in Leadership & Management

MSc Global Healthcare Management – Senior Leaders Master’s Degree

To find out more information about these professional development opportunities please click here.


The Institute of Healthcare Management is pleased to welcome membership from any organisation involved in the fields of health or social care.

Health and social care is currently facing huge challenges; financial, workforce, political and demographic.  The IHM is here to support managers to understand and navigate their way through this complex and ever-changing environment.

To find out more about the benefits of becoming a corporate member please contact Pauline Bolt [email protected]

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Latest News

IT Forward View – Dan Worman

Better health, social care and well-being needs to become more community orientated. This is where most people focus much of their time and attention. It is where people live. The NHS is the ‘crown jewel’

11 February 2019|

How not to save £700m

If December is the time of goodwill to all men, the New Year is often the bringer of bad news. In January 2018 Carillion collapsed, with £1.5bn in debts, and the National Audit office estimating

6 February 2019|

NHS managers: part of the solution, not the problem

This research paper written by Professor Gianluca Veronesi (University of Bristol), Professor Ian Kirkpatrick (University of Warwick), and Associate Professor Ali Altanlar (University of Leeds) investigates the prevailing public perception that public money would be

5 February 2019|

The training plans of Ronald McDonald

From McDonalds to eBay, Paul Conroy, Chief Executive of the Institute of Healthcare Management, discusses the various business styles which have influenced NHS training throughout the years, and how this all fits into the long-term plan.

4 February 2019|

Time to Bend

Author:  Loretta Outhwaite. "creating a workplace culture where people are judged by their work not the hours they work" If you google 'flexible working' you'll get pages of

31 December 2018|

Healthwatch Essex

Healthwatch Essex is a multi-award winning charity, working to improve the lives of the residents of Essex around Health & Social care. The charity was established under the Health & Social care act 2012 and

21 December 2018|

Sir Ivan Rogers on Brexit

At a time of political crisis and economic uncertainty resulting from the Brexit negotiations, Sir Ivan Rogers, former UK representative to the EU, in a speech to Liverpool University, gives his thoughts on the 9

20 December 2018|

What the NHS needs is more managers

Ian Kirkpatrick, in a recently published article for The Conversation argues that NHS managers need a public image makeover.  The media and politicians are both critical of the number of managers employed within the service,

18 December 2018|

Unlocking success in digital transformations

A report written for McKinsey & Company by Hortense de la Boutetière, Alberto Montagner and Angelika Reich highlighting five factors which support a successful digital transformation. Research has demonstrated that less than a third of

6 December 2018|

Paul’s Weekly Blog

How not to save £700m

If December is the time of goodwill to all men, the New Year is often the bringer of bad news. In January 2018 Carillion collapsed, with £1.5bn in debts, and the National Audit office estimating a cost of £148m to the UK taxpayer. The impact on the NHS was profound, with eleven and a half thousand inpatient beds under their services and several high-profile hospital construction projects.

A year later and fellow outsourcing giant Interserve is still struggling.  Interserve is one of five companies piloting the concept of ‘living wills’.

Capita was tasked with reducing the cost of national services to GP practices by forty percent, whilst delivering a profit for its shareholders, unifying and standardising what had previously been disparate regional services, and ensuring cervical screening letters arrived.

If ever you needed proof that our approach to procurement in the NHS focusses too much on price, and not enough on sustainable quality, look no further.

Less than a month after the publishing of the NHS Ten Year Plan, which promises £700m in back office function savings, Interserve’s announcement acts as a timely reminder that parcelling off complex and gigantic sections of public services to companies who operate on tiny margins, and are, as the banking crisis reminded us ‘too big to fail’, might not be the best way to find bang for your buck.

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