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Role of the National Mortality Review Committee

The National Mortality Review Committee (NMRC) is the primary advisor on mortality review to the board of Te Tāhū Hauora. It advises on:

  • strategic oversight of mortality review and system-level impact
  • compliance with Te Tiriti o Waitangi across all aspects of mortality review
  • identification of areas for potential in-depth reviews, analysis or surveillance
  • data governance, including Māori data governance
  • additional expertise required for mortality review working groups (subject matter experts)
  • recommendations that are clear, coordinated and impactful.

Currently, the NMRC reviews and reports to the board of Te Tāhū Hauora on:

  • child and youth mortality
  • family violence deaths
  • perinatal and maternal mortality
  • perioperative mortality
  • suicide mortality.

These workstreams are a continuation of the work of the previous single mortality review committees.

Work on these topics will be supported by subject matter experts and the National Mortality Review Function Management Group of Te Tāhū Hauora.

Published: 30 Jun 2023 Modified: 7 Mar 2024