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.

The IHM is going from strength to strength with over 600 new members having joined us in the last few months alone.  So why not join us today and start enjoying the benefits your membership can bring?

Please click on the image below to see a short message from Roy Lilley about how we should “all rise to the challenges ahead together”

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.



With the election storm clouds gathering, our communications partners Salix & Co, have pulled together a handy 3-page ‘Purdah Explained’ guide for IHM members.

IHM Members CLICK HERE to log-in & access our ‘Purdah Explained’ Guide 


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.

CLICK HERE for the IHM Daily Health & Social Care News


New sources and methods transforming GDP

The Office for National Statistics has today published indicative revisions to quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) for 1997 to 2016 that will first be included in headline estimates from the end of September 2019. The

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CEO’s Editorial – 20th September 2019

I don’t know about you, but I find it really hard to switch off and grab some real downtime.
When I do, you’ll find me hiding in a cosy corner or in the shade of a tree, completely lost in a book. My 16 year old marvels at my ability to consume a whole book in one sitting.
I’ve found a new favourite author, Phaedra Patrick and have already absorbed two of her three books. The star characters in both books have a couple of things in common. They are on their own following the loss of family members and they end up embarking on accidental adventures where they learn more about their lost loved ones and in the process, themselves.
At the end of each book I marvelled at Arthur and Martha’s bravery and tenacity. Pushing on with their journeys, despite incredible challenges. Forcing themselves into the unknown and being richly rewarded through becoming stronger and happier people as a result.
Although works of fiction, the stories are a lesson for us all in how enriched our lives can become if we take a deep breath, close our eyes and take a step outside of our comfort zone.
In the words of Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator):
‘You’ll never get anywhere if you go about ‘what if-ing like that’.
Why not take some time to reflect on something you’ve been ‘what if-ing’ about and decide how and when you might take that first step out of your comfort zone and into the zone of possibility.
Loretta Outhwaite