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History of the IRHC
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History of the IRHC

The Institute of Remote Health Care is an independent membership organisation devoted to the improvement of healthcare for those who live and work in remote and isolated places. The main focus of the IRHC is to promote the recognition of the distinct challenges of remote health care practice; Membership is open to a wide variety of professional groups.  We are the international professional home for Remote Healthcare Practitioners.

The Institute was founded in 2008 and is constituted by an advisory IRHC Council made up of repesentatives from industry and academia both national and international, and an Association of Corporate Members made up of members from the remote healthcare industry.

It is a central aim of the IRHC to promote standards in remote health care and to provide a professional home to meet the needs of Remote Healthcare Practitioners working in all remote environments.  It also aims to advance standards of education and training for remote healthcare practitioners through the establishment of a voluntary register.