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Message from the IRHC Chairman, Dr Peter Mangles

Welcome to the website of the Institute of Remote HealthCare (IRHC). The IRHC is the global “go to” professional membership organisation dedicated to improving the healthcare of those living and working in remote and isolated environments. 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 locations across the globe

We are the international home for Remote Healthcare Practitioners. Please take the time to browse our website and join our growing organisation.

Dr Peter Mangles

More About IRHC

The IRHC Mission

A centre of excellence for the safe practice of remote healthcare that is recognised worldwide by practitioners, employers and other stakeholders

History of the IRHC

The Institute was founded in 2008 and is constituted by an Advisory IRHC Council made up of representatives from industry and academia both national and international and practising clinicians working in remote environments.

Directors of the IRHC

There are currently three Directors of the IRHC, Professor Nelson Norman, Mr Alan Kennedy Bolam and Mrs Kathy Kennedy Bolam.  They have all been involved with the IRHC since it was founded in 2008.  

IRHC Advisory Council

The IRHC Advisory Council is made up of representatives of industry and academia and health care practitioners working in remote environments.  They meet monthly and advise the IRHC Directors on strategy and latest developments in remote healthcare.