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 Corporate Brochure

NHS IMAS Business Plan 2019-20

NHS IMAS Annual Report 2018-19

NHS IMAS Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Plan 2019-20

 

 

 

Case Studies

Please view case study archives here

Pool Member Development

NHS IMAS regularly hold webinar sessions for its pool members. Recordings of these will be published here. See below for the latest Webinar:

NHS IMAS recently ran a Webinar event with a focus on 'The career ups and downs of a budding NHS Chief Executive and how IMAS supported the journey'.

This session was delivered by Andy Graham, currently Director of Performance at Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, who provided a candid insight into leadership experience in the NHS across acute hospitals, mental health, community services and commissioning.

To view this webinar, click here!

Previous Webinars

2018/19 - 2019/20

2018/19

NHS IMAS recently ran a Webinar event with a focus on SASH 'Our Improvement Journey' - 23 July 2019

This session was delivered by Michael Wilson, Chief Executive of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – providing services for a populated on 535,000. Michael discussed the organisations improvement journey over the past five years to be rating outstanding by the CQC. Michael reflected of the changes made within the organisation and share areas of best practice.

To view this webinar, click here!

NHS IMAS recently ran a Webinar event with a focus on Development of integrated community services that support people to stay well at home.

This session was delivered by Richard Kirby, the Chief Executive of Birmingham Community Healthcare – providing community services across the life course to 1.2million residents of the largest city in the UK outside London. Drawing on this, and previous experience of working to integrate acute and community in other parts of the West Midlands, Richard will share his ideas about the development of integrated community services, that support people to stay well at home. The direction set by the Long Term Plan and the creation of Primary Care Networks make this an especially important time for this agenda.

To view this webinar, click here!

Developments of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and Integrated Care Systems

NHS IMAS recently ran a Webinar event with a focus on the developments of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and integrated Care Systems.

This session followed on from the last STP/ICS session (last year) and will look at developing policies for STPs and ICSs to fulfil the vision set out in the Long Term Plan. Specifically the session looked at the developments in governance for integrated care systems across the country, including how the new Plan and proposals for legislative change could support the integration agenda.

This session was delivered by Gerard Hanratty, a Partner in Browne Jacobson’s Public Law Team.

To view this webinar, click here!

NHS IMAS Webinar – Consultancy Skills

Our latest webinar on Consultancy Skills, presented by Val Glenny, is now available.

When working on NHS IMAS assignments you will be working in a consultancy capacity. As you may have already discovered, this brings with it both opportunities and challenges. Either way, it can be a very different experience from working within an organisation as a permanent member of staff.

The aim of this webinar is to give you an overview of key skills that will help you when undertaking NHS IMAS assignments. You will be introduced to a framework that enables you to structure the consultancy process and to tackle certain issues that may arise when acting in a consultancy role. We will take you through each stage, focussing on the key challenges and discuss how you might either pre-empt or handle these challenges effectively so that you can complete the consultancy assignment successfully.

You can view this webinar here.

NHS IMAS Webinar – Reducing Long Stays

In this timely webinar, Liz Sargeant OBE, Clinical Lead Health and Social Care Integration and Pete Gordon, Senior Improvement Manager at the Emergency Care Intensive Support Team (ECIST), discussed national priorities for urgent and emergency care with a focus on reducing long stays.

This webinar aims to provide an insight into:

  • Understanding why reducing the number of people with long lengths of stay is important to patients, their loved ones and the system;
  • Understanding the balance of risks and what is ‘safe’;
  • Understanding what needs to happen to reduce long length of stay patients particularly a focus on that which is in control of the acute trust, so internal rather than focussing on external constraints;
  • Keeping the approach simple.

To view this Webinar, Click Here!

Please also find below links to were shared by Pete during the presentation:

https://bit.ly/2yFEyrD

Great presentation - ward based pharmacists: https://bit.ly/2CIcuYQ

EDD / CCD brief video: https://bit.ly/2P1pGxU

Case Study: five year programme - 13 September 2018 

This webinar focused around a five year improvement programme at The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust commencing in 2013.

The Trust knew it needed to do something different and to this end, the organisation embarked upon a five year programme of improvement and culture change. This has resulted in positive outcomes including the best CQC staff survey engagement scores in the country and an outstanding CQC rating for ‘well led’.

In this webinar, Tony Spotswood, Chief Executive shared some personal reflections regarding this transformational journey – the successes, the challenges and lessons learnt.   

To view this webinar, click here.

Implementing new ideas on the frontline and lessons from Ambulatory Emergency Care - 4 July 2018 

This webinar described the experience of developing the concept of Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC), getting acceptance for a new way of working, and generating clinical support for change. AEC has been operating in the UK for over 10 years but is still growing and not all acute units have an AEC service. However a recent audit showed it was still growing at a fast rate to provide same day emergency care. Well-designed AEC can reduce pressures in Emergency Departments and on beds and poorly designed AEC acts as a supply side driver, increasing congestion and activity in hospitals. Successful models depend on strong clinical leadership which will be the focus of this webinar.

The webinar was delivered by Vincent Connolly, Regional Medical Director (North Region) at NHS Improvement.

To view this webinar, click here.

Personal insight on the value of working in different types of organisations - 29 May 2018

This webinar provided a personal insight on the value of working in different types of organisations and also in those which are very challenged. In the webinar Jan Sobieraj, Chief Executive Officer of ‘triple’ special measures United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust shared his learning from working in a wide range of healthcare organisations including the Department of Health, PCT, Mental Health and the NHS Management Executive. He explored the connection between his experience and the leadership challenges that leaders at all levels face and how exposure to highly challenging situations can lead to the greatest learning and success. To view this webinar, click here.

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.

Challenges facing Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP) and Integrated Care Systems (ICS)

Delivered by Gerard Hanratty, Partner of Browne Jacobson Legal experts working together with health and social care providers, commissioners and regulators Thursday 19 April 2018.

To view this webinar, click here.

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

Publications

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.

The latest edition of the NHS IMAS newsletter Big Splash is now available!

In this exciting edition, read all about our focus for 2019-20, as well our 'holostic approach to talent management'.

Plus, its congratulations all round, both for the NHS IMAS team, and our partners!

You can read all this, plus much more, right here.

Please see our archives for earlier editions.

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