About us

What is the IHM

The Institute of Healthcare Management is an Institute, approved in company law, with membership open to leaders, managers and administrators working in health and social care, owned and run by The Institute of Healthcare Management Ltd.

Our aims

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

It is a challenging time to be a health and social care manager. More than ever, organisations involved in commissioning, delivering and supporting health and care need exceptional managers, who use consistently good management practices to work in partnership with staff and patients to drive the change agenda.

The IHM supports managers by helping them to meet these challenges and understand, develop, share and celebrate good practice.

Who we represent

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 members are in, or are 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 Team

The IHM’s directors are Roy Lilley, Dr Terri Porrett and Jon Wilks, who are also the founders of the community interest company The Academy of Fabulous Stuff.

Our  Executive Chair is Professor James Kingsland and our Membership Services Manager is Pauline Bolt, both of whom have many years’ experience of working in the NHS and public sector.

We are supported by:

An Advisory Board headed by Ed Smith, the former Chair of NHS Improvement.  Joining Ed on the Advisory Board are Samantha Jones, former Head of New Models of Care for the NHS and now Chief Executive and President of Centene UK; Sir James (Jim) Mackey who is Chief Executive of Northumbria  Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Peter Homa who is the former chair of the NHS Leadership Academy and now Director General at Defence Medical Services. The Advisory Board inform the work of the Institute and work with the wider team to set its direction.

The Executive Chair’s Board. The members of the Board are: Professor James Kingsland (Executive Chair), Dr Katie Armstrong, Professor Paul Batchelor, Seema Buckley, Wayne Farah, Dr Nick Hicks, Becky Meadows, Loretta Outhwaite, Niti Pall, Katherine Sheerin and Samantha Sherrington. 

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