We are the leading independent membership organisation for managers and leaders commissioning, delivering and supporting health and care in the UK and across the world, supporting personal and professional development and driving change to improve health and well-being for all through quality management. 

Our mission here at the IHM is to work with you to identify and provide the resources, support and opportunities you need to be your best selves, connecting with other membership organisations and professional bodies to enable us all to get the very best out of our collective expertise and resources.

Whether you’re a current member or thinking about joining, please contact us today  to let us know how we can support you and your teams to be and to feel at your best.



Following the recent publication of the new ‘free to download’ IHM Bereavement Guide for managers in health and social care, we are delighted to invite you to the launch event. The authors (Jules Lewis, Jules Lock and Roy Lilley) will be there to present and network.

The event will take place on Tuesday 9th July’19, between 17.30 and 19.30, at Benugos Cafe (Deloitte), 2 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BZ

We are being looked after through the generosity of Deloitte and IMS Maxims. Tickets are free but limited so please register now by clicking here.

You can download this free guide ‘BEREAVEMENT – A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR NHS MANAGERS INCLUDING 101 QUESTIONS’ by clicking here.


The Institute of Healthcare Management has partnership agreements with the following membership organisations:

It is the mutual aim of the Institute and each partner membership organisation to promote and support excellence in healthcare and by working together we can achieve more and therefore make greater progress.

Where opportunities arise, the IHM and each of the above organisations have agreed to work together to share access to activities and resources which support our members and their professional communities. This will, for example, include:

  • Events, workshops & conferences
  • On-line webinars, podcasts & videos
  • Focus groups, research reports & insights / analysis
  • Education programmes & exchanges
  • Networking events for the purpose of learning & understanding

The partnership agreements recognise the independence of each organisation and seek to create an environment of working together to achieve better health and social care.

For further information please contact: contact@ihm.org.uk


Membership of IHM brings real professional benefits developed to meet the changing needs of the healthcare sector.

We welcome anyone with or progressing towards, a management role in an organisation which commissions, provides or supports health and care (in its broadest sense). Our diverse and inclusive membership includes managers from the NHS, social care, public health, private sector, military, charity and voluntary sectors, as well as a thriving overseas representation – across all management levels and disciplines.

Our membership options include reduced rates for students and retired members. We also offer Corporate membership.


Our Spring 2019 membership offer  proved so popular that we would like to repeat it over the summer months.

Therefore up until 31st August 2019 we are offering  all new members Full or Associated IHM membership at the discounted rate of £70 for the first year when choosing the yearly payment option.

The IHM is going from strength to strength with 500 new members having joined us in the last 3 months alone.  So why not join us today and start enjoying the benefits your membership can bring?

To take advantage of this offer please use the code “SUMMER2019” as you checkout.

Join the IHM today!

IHM Members – is your contact information up to date?

Holding accurate and complete contact information for you will enable us to manage your membership efficiently and to provide you with the resources and services you need to be your best selves.

Please click here to find out how to check and update your profile!


1st – 8th September 2019

The Institute of Healthcare Management and Coventry University are very excited to offer the trip-of-a-lifetime to Athens, Greece from 1st September until 8th September.

In addition to exploring healthcare challenges and solutions, the trip will provide special insights into crisis management in healthcare. World renowned speakers have been invited to present during our visit and we are graciously supported by the Alliance for Integrated Care, the Municipality of Palaio Faliro, and the Management Science Laboratory of the Athens University of Economics and Business.

During the trip you will visit a poly-clinic delivering free healthcare in Athens and several Greek Islands, where you will learn about their use of telemedicine in delivering healthcare to a small, isolated population.

This unique opportunity will enable you to build transferable skills with a variety of healthcare professionals, to develop practical team-working skills and gain a better understanding of the healthcare through the experiences of healthcare delivery in Greece and around the world.

Please click here to find out more and then express your interest here. 


Give your career a boost with the  IHM Fellowship Programme

  • ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management
  • MSc Global Healthcare Management – Senior Leaders Master’s Degree
  • IHM Senior Manager ILM Level 7 Diploma in Leadership & Management

The ILM Level 5 Diploma and the MSc are both eligible for the Government Apprenticeship Scheme. At present, the Government Apprenticeship Scheme does not include the Level 7 qualification.

For further details of this exciting personal development programme please click here or contact us for more information.


There’s Room at the Top – a Fast-Track Guide to writing a CV (Bragging with a purpose!)

The NHS is undergoing another big change.

The chances are you will be put in a position where you’ll have to apply for the job you are already doing or perhaps move on. Either way you’ll need a CV – the right CV.

Roy Lilley has produced an easy to read guide to help you produce a tailored CV to get the job of your dreams, or to ensure you keep your existing one!

IHM members can have an exclusive preview of this invaluable guide to CV writing by  clicking here.



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 and events by clicking here.


IHM Partnership Agreements Announced

          The Institute of Healthcare Management is delighted to announce that partnership agreements are now in place with the following membership organisations: The Academy of Fabulous Stuff Association of British HealthTech

18 June 2019|

The Social and Economic Value of Health

The Health Foundation’s £1.5m Social and Economic Value of Health in a Place Research Programme 2019 invites researchers to submit ideas for research that will generate new knowledge on the ways in which the physical and

14 June 2019|

£5 million fund to develop support for unpaid carers

The Department of Health and Social Care has today release details of the £5 million Carers Innovation Fund  which will invest in innovative ways of supporting unpaid carers, outside of mainstream health and care services. This funding

12 June 2019|

Carers Innovation Fund: how to apply

The Department for Health and Social Care has made £5 million available to improve support for carers and has published guidance which sets out the application process for the Carers Innovation Fund. It is seeking applications

12 June 2019|


Friday 21st June’19

There’s so much going on at ‘IHM Towers’ that it’s hard to know where to start!

Over the last 3 months we’ve welcomed 500 new members and to celebrate, this week we’ve extended our special offer for the 1st year of IHM membership, with the SPRING2019 becoming the SUMMER2019 offer.

We’ve also announced formal partnership agreements with the Academy of Fabulous Stuff, Association of British Healthtech Industries (ABHI), NHS Future-Focused Finance and Proud2bOps. What this means is that we will be seeking out and creating opportunities for our members to develop, problem-solve and innovate together. Watch this space for more partnership agreements to be announced.

Over the next few months we will be rolling out several new initiatives, including an IHM App, a new social media community and a ‘tune into…’ series of webinars. You will also see the launch of our ‘Carbon Reduction Group’ and more regional networking events start to pop up.

Following the results of the ‘Management and Regulation’ Survey we have been laying the foundations for you to manage and develop your membership profile information. As you will know from our recent emails to you as a member, as a first step, you are now able to update your personal details. If you haven’t already done so, please click here for details.

As always, please do get in touch if you have comments and suggestions – you have the most brilliant ideas!

And if you’d like to run any events for fellow members, we can provide you with support.

louthwaite@ihm.org.uk; 07545 073181