Royal Society for Public Health
On Friday 26th October 2012 the Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM) joined the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).
RSPH are an independent, multi-disciplinary charity organisation, dedicated to the promotion and protection of collective human health and wellbeing. They have been in continuous existence since 1856. RSPH are a very established and highly respected organisation, renowned worldwide for its commitment to public health and health services management.
RSPH is a membership organisation with over 7,000 members working in the area of public health. They are an OfQual Awarded body with around 70,000 a year taking their qualifications in subjects such as food hygiene, health and safety and health improvements. They publish two journals, Public Health and Perspectives in Public Health, run a variety of conferences and courses and also run successful accreditation and certification services.
“I am fully supportive of the joining of the IHM and RSPH. Public health and health services management are interrelated sectors and this association will not only enable healthcare managers and public health specialists respond to the new commissioning environment more effectively together but also to provide both organisations with a better understanding of how to meet the needs of the community and population as a whole.”
Chief Executive, NHS Confederation
"I was delighted when the Institute came together with the Royal Society and think this can only be good for our mission to support and improve the management of healthcare, for the benefit of patients and the wider population. Apart from new, short-term opportunities for our Members to work more closely with an increasing range of other health and care professionals, the public health agenda is an exciting one with its own challenges for leadership and management to help deliver a healthy Scotland."
Secretary, IHM Scotland