NHS IMAS offers National Health Service (NHS) organisations that need short or medium term support, the means to access the management expertise that exists throughout the NHS.

Corporate Documents

In this section we have included our publications that give you a broad overview of our strategic direction, an indication of how we are performing and the type of services we offer.

NHS IMAS Annual Report 2017-18

NHS IMAS Business Plan 2018-19

NHS IMAS Corporate Brochure



Case Studies

Please view case study archives here

Pool Member Development

NHS IMAS regularly hold webinar sessions for its pool members. As of July 2017, recordings of these will be published here. See below for the latest Webinar:

NHS IMAS recently ran a Webinar focusing on improving patient flow on 22 May 2018.

Nigel Coomber, NHS Improvements’ Director of Elective Improvement, gave his personal insights on the importance of elective waiting times and the strategies for managing and reducing them. Nigel drew on his personal experience of managing waiting lists and of supporting colleagues across the NHS to achieve the national elective and cancer standards. The webinar covered the principle causes of waiting times, the evidence that underpins waiting list analysis, as well as practical steps to take when faced with such challenges. The emphasis was be on the patient, not the target, and Nigel provided his views on some of the latest thinking and analysis within this field. To view this webinar, click here.

19th April 2018 - Emerging Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and Integrated Care Systems. This session was delivered by Gerard Hanratty, a Partner in Browne Jacobson’s Public Law Team. The session looked at the developing policies for Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP) to fulfil the vision set out in the Five Year Forward View, in the context of staying within the legal framework which the health sector operates under. Specifically the session looked at governance for integrated Care Systems (ICS) across a geography, including how commissioners can work together and mechanisms for providers to integrate patient service delivery. To view this webinar, please click here.

The Emergency Care Improvement Programme (ECIP) recently delivered a Webinar for NHS IMAS pool members focusing on improving patient flow. The Webinar will take you through the recently published Good practice guide: Focus on improving patient flow - https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/good-practice-guide-focus-on-improving-patient-flow/ as well as providing practical examples of good practice. To View this recording, please click here.

14th July 2017 - Breaking the cycle is about sites and wider health and care systems that are consistently under pressure focussing for one week to ‘re-calibrate’, to see and feel what ‘good looks like’ and rapidly testing and implementing change. To view this recording, please click here.

If you have any feedback or would like any further information, please contact NHS IMAS at nhs.imas@nhs.net.


Big Splash is our regular newsletter for all NHS IMAS members and key stakeholders. It contains news and information about NHS IMAS including case studies, pool member development opportunities and more. If you have any feedback or would like to be featured in one of our case studies,
please contact us at NHS  IMAS

You can find our latest edition of Big Splash below and the previous three editions of the year.

This edition of Big Splash celebrates 10 years of NHS IMAS, including updates and reflections from our partners, assignment success stories and insight into life on NHS IMAS assignments. You can also find information on how you can join our pool and the pool member development we offer.

Please see our archives for earlier editions.

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