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Suicide is a major cause of death in New Zealand and the most common cause of death for young people. In 2012, 549 New Zealanders took their own lives with suicide rates being much higher in males.
The trial Suicide Mortality Review Committee (SUMRC) has completed consultation on its draft report.
The Health Quality & Safety Commission Board is seeking up to four members for the Suicide Mortality Review Committee, which is being established for an 18-month period to undertake a feasibility trial of a suicide mortality review mechanism.
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is undertaking a two-year mortality review trial to improve knowledge about people who die by suicide and to help identify ways to reduce suicide rates in future.