The Institute was established in 1962 as a professional institute with a constitution for its governing document that members abide by.   In 2013, the Institute was incorporated and became a charitable membership organisation (company limited by guarantee with charitable objects) aligned with the new Companies Act 2009 and the governing document is now the Articles of Association. The Institute now has charity registration with the UK Charity Commission, registered number 1156738.

Existing members are being transferred to the new legal structure. New members are being asked to subscribe to the new Articles of Association. Eventually our existing Institute will transfer completely to the new charitable company.


Articles of Association

The new Institute lays out its rules of the Institute’s new charitable company in the Articles of Association below. These rules are for new members and members who have already transferred over to the new charitable company.

Download the IHPE Articles of Association.


The Institute holds a General Meeting each year. For more information, click here.