The Suicide Mortality Review Committee (SUMRC) is an independent committee that reviews and advises the Health Quality & Safety Commission on how to reduce the number of suicide deaths in New Zealand. The Committee has been established as a trial, for a limited time, to consider the benefits that may be able to be gained from mortality review in the area of suicide.

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Suicide Mortality Review Committee report released

31 May 2016, Suicide Mortality Review Committee

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.

Call for nominations to the Suicide Mortality Review Committee [closed]

19 Feb 2014, Suicide Mortality Review Committee

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.

Trial of a suicide mortality review mechanism

21 Nov 2013, Suicide Mortality Review Committee

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.