NHS IMAS saves money and supports sustainable change and improvement for the NHS. We do so by providing a solution that allows the NHS to reduce dependency on the private sector, whilst still offering the option to access these skills.

NHS IMAS has a small core team which concentrates on building the talent pool, assignment management and evaluation and project management. Our programme is made up of Partners and pool members from the NHS and carefully selected independent consultants who undertake the assignments.

Our Purpose

The purpose of NHS IMAS is to offer NHS organisations that need short or medium-term support, the means to access the management expertise that exists throughout the NHS: ‘By the NHS, for the NHS’.

The aims of NHS IMAS are to:

  • provide the support that is needed by the NHS, but to do so in a way that builds a sustainable legacy.

  • grow and develop local NHS talent, working with NHS leadership development.

  • provide a real alternative to the private sector, while still offering the option to access their skills.

Embedding seems to be part of the ethos...

They are doers; not just project managers...

Responsive, sensitive, flexible...


Encourage and facilitate the NHS to use the wealth of skills already available to it, in order to improve and sustain the quality of health care services in the local communities they serve.


Provide the support that is needed by the NHS, but to do so in a way that builds a sustainable legacy.


Grow and develop local NHS talent.


Reduce dependency on the private sector, while still offering the option to access their skills.

Information Governance

The GDPR (also known as the General Data Protection Regulation) came into force from 25 May 2018.  This is a European framework for data protection laws which gives you greater protection, rights and more control over how your data is used.

NHS IMAS takes its responsibility regarding the security of personal information very seriously. We are committed to being transparent about the information we collect, how it is used and who it is shared with.

NHS IMAS fully supports the regulations and has reflected our commitment to protecting our pool member rights and interests in our working processes and procedures.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

All NHS IMAS pool members have the right to request to remove their details from the NHS IMAS register at any point and withdraw their consent to share their information by emailing us.

NHS IMAS complies with the NHS England privacy notice, which reaffirms our commitment. View this privacy notice here.

If you have any questions, you can contact the NHS IMAS team on 0113 486 0132 or by emailing us at nhs.imas@nhs.net

Business Systems Management

NHS IMAS has been certified with ISO 9001 Quality Management System since May 2012 confirming that NHS IMAS has a recognised and reliable Quality Management System focused on continually improving its service to support clients in delivering services to patients.  The introduction of the Quality Management System means that NHS IMAS continually reviews and improves its operating processes and services to increasingly add value to the NHS.  NHS IMAS is certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.

NHS IMAS introduced ISO 14001 Environmental Management System in 2013/14 in order to assess and reduce the impact our activities have on the environment.  This is certified as meeting the requirements of the international environmental management standard ISO 14001:2015.

You can read both the quality and environment policy statements below: