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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]

The wait is over!  The launch of our brand new IHM Fellowship Programme.

This new personal development opportunity will provide IHM members with accredited Business & Management qualifications which can be used towards gaining higher level qualifications, such as BSc/MSc and entry to the IHM Fellowship upon qualification.  You may qualify to have most of your fees fully funded.  Study requirements are approximately 1 hour per day.

For further information please login to our Members Area or contact Pauline Bolt [email protected]

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A weekly newsletter from Paul Conroy, CEO, IHM

Once in a while, a series of events catch your eye in a way that seems to link them all together – like the film Limitless – a mysterious clarity appears, like a golden thread.

On Thursday I drank tea with leaders who take more than their share of the flack, and ensure all the praise and spotlight goes to those for whom they provide the protection to produce the incredible. I see in their excitement, that they have not been spoon-fed, but shown how to go to the cupboard to help themselves, and have shown others too. I see it in Blackpool bravery and hints of hope in Gosport.

And reading the words of our Royal Charter this week, touching pages my predecessors inked, I saw it writ large. That in 1908 as war loomed large, managers running hospitals around our country seized on an opportunity to come together and create the climate where the culture of courage confounds unthinking conformity.

I am humbled to walk in their wake.

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