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About us

Our aim: To create a supportive professional body that is compelling to join, relevant in its activities and contemporary in its approach.

The Institute of Healthcare Management is the leading independent membership organisation for health and social care managers, supporting personal development and driving change to improve health and well-being for all through quality management.

It is a challenging time to be a health and social care manager. More than ever, organisations involved in planning and delivering health and care need exceptional managers who use consistently good management practices to engage with staff and patients to drive the change agenda. IHM supports managers by helping them to meet these challenges and understand, develop, share and celebrate good practice.

How we work

  • Promote and support good practice in health and social care management recognising individuals who are committed to professional practice and personal development guided by a management code and standards.
  • Work across disciplines throughout the UK and beyond to create partnerships and networks of individuals and organisations wanting to develop their skills, share good practice and improve standards of care
  • Speak out on issues of concern to managers as the trusted, independent voice on the leadership and management of professional and compassionate health and social care

Our Structure

IHM has a divisional and regional structure enabling members to network and share learning across professional and community boundaries.

IHM membership reflects the diversity of health and social care managers at all stages of their career, spanning a variety of disciplines and areas including primary care, secondary and social care, the independent sector and the armed forces.

Who we are

Find out about our staff, our Chief Executive and our Divisional and Regional Councils.