About the Redistributed Manufacturing in Healthcare Network (RiHN)


What we are doing:

Redistributed Manufacturing has the potential to redefine the way we think about the economics and organisation of Healthcare at a local, national and international level. Technological advances are already being witnessed in universities, hospitals and clinics across the world.

We believe that as healthcare technology rapidly evolves it is imperative that the UK should be at the forefront of innovation in the field of the Redistributed Manufacturing in Healthcare. To do so the RiHN argues that we must reach a collective national vision of the research focuses required to achieve this goal.

It is clear that the successful implementation of RDM will carry wide ranging implications for industry, policy makers and healthcare service providers. New regulatory standards, training patterns, social and interpersonal features, quality assurance and business structures, as well as customer-supplier relationships will need creating.

By launching a unified approach to the challenge, the UK can lead the way in healthcare manufacturing for the future.

Who we are

RiHN brings together leading voices in manufacturing research based across the UK, with experts in regenerative medicine, human factors, manufacturing systems and innovation management. Led by Network Director Wendy Phillips, the team includes researchers from Universities of Loughborough, Cambridge, Cranfield, Nottingham, Newcastle and the West of England.

Our cross-disciplinary approach will culminate in publishing a White Paper, due in Spring 2018.

The project is proud to be supported by an award from the Engineering and Physical Services Research Council (EPSRC).

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