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Special Interest Groups

The Institute has a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) available to members.

These SIGs highlight particular themes and functions within Health & Social Care and meet to network and plan events and reports.

Join any of the SIGs by clicking here.

Sign our SIG Code of Conduct here.

About

Our focus is to help IHSCM members to feel they can tell us about their carbon reduction and sustainability initiatives and help implement these initiatives. Our group also aim to help organisations reach Net Zero Emissions, welcoming new members to the group and networking opportunities.

Chair

Chair: Elaine Mead (Executive Director of Improvement, Care and Compassion, IC&C)

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The Workforce Wellbeing SIG highlights physical and mental workforce wellbeing in all aspects. It is one of our most popular SIGs and meets monthly to plan a whole range of events and reports.

Chair

Chairs:

Mwamba Bennett (MCIPS, Senior Contracts Manager, Freedom to Speak Up Guardian, Managers in Partnership Union (MiP) Representative, Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust) and Dr Ivy Glavee (Mentor, Poet, Artist, Author, NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow, Innovative Dental Surgeon, and Founder of Clinician Burnout)
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About

Our group focuses on best practice in digital health technology, supporting members to contribute to decision making, procurement, implementation and use. It has a rapidly growing membership with a range of plans for events and content.

 

This group is proudly sponsored by Voror Health Technologies Ltd.

Chair

Chair: David Kwo, formerly, CIO of the NHS in London and major NHS teaching hospitals. Recently EPR Programme Director for Bath, Swindon and Wiltshire ICS. Advisor on EPR programmes at Children’s Hospital In Ireland, Manchester Foundation Trust, Torbay and South Devon, Royal Devon and Exeter and Northern Ireland. Expert in healthcare informatics, large-scale digital transformation programmes and change management. 

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If you would like more information, please get in touch.

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About

Our students Special Interest Group (SIG) is designed to provide support to members who are currently studying to become a health and social care professional, or are retraining to broaden their career prospects. This group is a support network, which creates regular events, meetings and resources to enhance the learning on your course and beyond.

Chair

Alexei Payne, Assistant Team Manager, Transfer of Care Hub (TOCH), Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust / NHS General Management Trainee, and Emma Mitchell, Planning Officer, NHS England / GMTS Policy and Strategy Trainee

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Our Mental Health SIG is designed for members with an interest or involvement in mental health service provision in health and social care. Membership and activity are growing rapidly.

Chair

Chair: Julie Keith, Performance Manager, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust.

Meeting Dates

2024

 

About

The Social Care Innovators is a group for people keen to bring change and innovation to the social care sector. 

We believe that working together with a shared aim we will be able to influence lasting changes to social care. 

We have already achieved some great outcomes with the Green Heart For Social Care Initiative, The Care Library, and our People Plan for Social Care.

The group is chaired by Sue Jones Director of social care for the Institute of Health and Social Care (IHSCM) and Palvi Dodhia, COO Serene Care and IHSCM member.

The main group meets bi-monthly but we also have 7 subgroups that focus on their own specific areas that meet monthly. 

Chair

Chairs: Palvi Dodhia (Directer of Serene Care) and Sue Jones, Director for Social Care, IHSCM.

Meeting Dates

 

Friday 26th July – 12-1pm – 

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Friday 27th September – 12-1pm – 

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Friday 22nd November – 12-1pm – 

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2025

Friday 24th Jan 12-1pm – 

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About

This group split from our former Frail, Older Care and Dementia SIG. Our focus is looking at pathways, caring at different stages, how to support and improve dementia throughout, supporting people, diversity, and learning from people with lived experience.

Chair

Chair: Donna Little (Advanced Clinical Practitioner at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) 

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About

At the IHSCM we are privileged to have members who between them have many years of experience, knowledge and resources.  Many of these members may now be retired from working within health and social care, but still wish to connect with like-minded people on a regular basis via a Special Interest Group (SIG).

The Retired Members SIG will work together to hold conferences, webinars, workshops, masterclasses and podcasts to impart their expertise not only to their retired colleagues but also to newer members wishing to learn from this vast collection of expertise and knowledge.

Chair

Chair: John Glynn, Retired IHSCM Member and former Legal Services Manager, Corporate Affairs & Governance Directorate, East Cheshire Trust, Macclesfield.

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About

This group split from our former Frail, Older Care and Dementia SIG. Our focus is looking at the journey of the citizen and improving care for those with lifelong conditions and frailty, learning from people with lived experience, and meeting bi-monthly with the Dementia SIG to debate, discuss, and share resources and learning.

Chair

Chairs: Jon Wilks, CEO, IHSCM/ Sue Jones, Director for Social Care, IHSCM.

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About

This group is a great opportunity for the Military Healthcare Management community.

Chair

Chair: Paddy McKillop-Duffy (AH Strategic Healthcare Commissioning at UK Ministry of Defence)

“The Military SIG is a great opportunity for the Military Healthcare Management community.”

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About

This group will:

1. Encourage the development and promotion of women at senior levels to join this group.

2. Represent women at senior levels.

3. Establish an agenda that achieves change.

4. Create a guide with practical steps to help leaders act on change/ accelerate and provide support.

5. Focus on tangible outcomes and practical tips.

6. Engage with professional groups (other IHSCM SIGs, organisations and universities).

7. Involve social care members.

8. Demonstrate the scale of the problem, and share experiences: positive and negative; the do’s and don’ts.

Chair

Chairs: Dr Claire Mould, Founder and Director of Curve Strategic and Sue Henry, Director of MSH Partnership.

Meeting Dates

 

Monday 19th September 12-1pm

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Thursday 3rd October 12-1pm

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About

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion SIG is an opportunity for individuals to share their experiences and best practice around age, ethnicity, gender, race etc

Chair

Chair: This group has rolling chairs.

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About

Our Executive Advisory Committee SIG is designed for members who work in different areas of health and social care, who wish to advise on the future of the IHSCM. Membership and activity are growing rapidly.

Chair

Chair: Jon Wilks, CEO, IHSCM.

Meeting Dates

2024

(Please contact jmaloney@ihm.org.uk for details)

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