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.


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!


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 12th July 2019

#TheLittleThingsAreTheBigThings – Thank You

Roy and Terri recently visited Father John Luke, the current Vicar General on the island of Rhodes.  (Terri and Father John Luke, originally met at the Princess Alexandra School of Nursing, where they were both nurses,  before he changed his vocation).  Within his ministry, Father John Luke provides support not only to the many islanders who are still struggling with the economic crises to have hit Greece in recent years, but he also supports an unofficial refugee camp on the island which houses mainly Syrian refugees; many of whom have walked across Turkey to then give their life savings to people who put them in boats bound for the Greek island.  Many of these refugees are young women and children. Their stories are both harrowing and heart-rending. The camp is also seeing arrivals every week from Iraq, Iran and Gaza amongst other countries.

Local people have provided the refugees with a disused former abattoir to use, and this is being kept going by donations from charities and local people.  All of which is set against a background of economic hardship in Rhodes, meaning many local islanders are demonstrating fantastic generosity at a time when many are dependent upon food banks.

Life within the refugee camp is difficult and often it is the little things that are the big things.  Roy and Terri took a water melon into the camp, and the joy and excitement of cutting, sharing and eating such a simple thing as a water melon was fabulous to see. They also took in tubes of toothpaste and toothbrushes which again caused great excitement with many of the children running off laughing and smiling to clean their teeth.  For many of the children it was the first toothbrush they have ever owned.

These are brave people who have walked across entire countries, spent their entire life savings and risked their life and those of their children in plastic dinghies to escape persecution and find safety. In these circumstances the everyday, basic hygiene products we take for granted such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, sanitary products, etc are luxury items which they cannot afford to buy but which goes some way to giving them back some dignity in their lives.  For the children also, simple colouring books, pens, crayons etc are greeted with shouts of joy.

Father John Luke, Terri and Roy would like to thank everyone here in the UK who has supported this camp for their generosity and good wishes – without which life in the camp would be even more difficult than it is now.

Roy and Terri have both produced short vlogs about their experience in this camp.  Please find a few minutes to watch them, as they really bring home to you how the little everyday things we take for granted really are big things when you have no access to them.  You can watch Roy’s vlog here and Terri’s vlog here.

If you would like to help the work of Father John Luke you can do this via the Just Giving page here.

Wishing you all a great weekend.

Best wishes


Loretta Outhwaite, Chief Executive (Interim)

louthwaite@ihm.org.uk; 07545 073181