The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) is a Professional Engineering Institute, a specialist Institute for the Healthcare Estates Sector.
The Institute counts among its members employees of both public and private healthcare providers, as well as those employed in private sector engineering and consultancy firms and practices. Increasingly members come from a non-engineering background, many with facilities management experience.
"If you are employed in the private or public health sector and you consider yourself to be an Estate Professional then there is no consideration you should be an IHEEM member" Gordon McKeown CEng. FIHEEM. Northern Ireland Council Representative.
IHEEM’s primary purpose, as a professional development organisation, is to keep members up to date with developing technology and changing regulations, and various types of membership are available.
Applications may be made online or by downloading an application pack
As a professional engineering Institute, IHEEM has a licence from the Engineering Council to register practising engineer members at Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer; these also enable the use of designatory letters and are globally recognised marks of excellence within the Engineering Sector.
An important aspect of the work of the Institute is to provide opportunities for Continuing Professional Development (CPD); all IHEEM run events are CPD accredited. Members should undertake CPD as a demonstration as a matter of course, and are encouraged to log-on to mycareerpath, the on-line CPD recording system.
IHEEM also offers a range of corporate memberships, allowing companies working in the sector, PFI, NHS Trusts and Boards, and certain academic institutions the ability to enjoy a range of membership benefits.
The application process is straightforward and for personal members, the grade of membership is based upon qualifications and experience. A recently introduced fast-track system of application review enables applicants to be notified of the result of their application earlier.