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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


Latest News

Shaping Better Places – Ian Boyd

We are living in strange times. ‘Wellbeing’ has made the jump from the esoteric to the unremarkable in public discourse, perhaps because it gathers up and packages our disparate response to the feeling that something

15 March 2019|


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

28 February 2019|

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|

A big ‘Thank You’ from Loretta Outhwaite – the new Interim Chief Executive of the IHM

A very big ‘Thank you’ for such a warm welcome to the IHM. I’m incredibly honoured to be supporting you all and look forward to meeting up at one of our future events.

I’m sure colleagues who have been working in the healthcare and public sector for as long as I have will agree that this is the most complex and challenging environment that we’ve experienced.

As a community of healthcare managers, over the past few days many of us have seen the report in the Health Service Journal from the evidence given by Baroness Harding at the Commons health committee, describing a ‘rotten culture’ in the NHS and supporting some form of regulation. ‘We are all products of our environment’ is the phrase that springs into my mind.

At times such as these we need to go back to first principles. Why we do what we do? If we were sticks of rock, we’d have ‘health and care’ running through the middle of us. Doing the very best we can for the people we serve is what gets us out of bed in the morning.

There is, however, no getting away from the fact that there is always room for improvement. We should regularly hold the mirror up, reflec on what we see and then address the deficits and build on our assets; take personal responsibility for our continuous professional development.

As a former NHS/public sector manager and leader, I know how precious time is and that there are never enough hours in the day to do everything that’s demanded of us. However, if we’re to move forward – to improve – we must find a way to protect time to do so. Some years ago I was at a presentation by David Fillingham, CEO of Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA), where he made a compelling case for us to spend 80% of our time on doing the job and 20% improving how we do it. Improvement – doing something new, ‘off-script’and with tangible value – is what makes us sparkle and gives us the drive and enthusiasm to get the rest of it done.

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.

We also recognise the benefits of partnership working and will continue to work with other membership organisations and professional bodies to make connections which allow us all to get the very best out of our collective expertise and resources.

I’d like to end this week’s newsletter by reaching out to you all to ask what the IHM can do to increase the value it offers you as a member or as a prospective member.

Please let me know via:; 07545 073181

Wishing you all a restful and enjoyable weekend.


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.

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