The INHED organisational structure can be characterised as follows:
- The INHED Board and the INHED membership assemble once a year at the AGM to review the work of the INHED executive issues and to contribute to developing the INHED strategy. The role of the board and the membership is illustrated as the core diamond in the diagram below.
- INHED Board members act as advocates for INHED within their own institutions
- The INHED Executive carries out all of the administrative, strategic and operational functions of INHED and constitutes 50% of the organisational team for each annual scientific meeting, thus providing continuity between each ASM.
- Each year, a host institution assembles an organisational team to plan and deliver the ASM. Whilst a vital part of the INHED structure for the year, the ASM host committee remains a separate part of the INHED structure as illustrated in the diagram below.
As it grows, INHED is committed to establishing a formal membership scheme and with it changing the relationship between the membership, the board and the executive so that the board and executive are answerable to the membership. The proposed structure for the governance of INHED once the formal membership scheme is established places the membership at the top of the organisation with the board and executive serving the needs of the membership. We also propose the establishment of development groups in the areas of faculty development, educational research and financial development. The future relationship between the various parts of INHED is illustrated as follows: