The NHC is an independent statutory body charged with prioritising new and existing health technologies and making recommendations to the Minister of Health.

The New Zealand Government has asked that all new diagnostic and treatment (non-pharmaceutical) services, and significant expansions of existing services, are to be referred to the NHC.

The Committee also provides advice on what technologies are obsolete or no longer providing value for money for New Zealanders.

Latest news

  • 12 March 2015

    The NHC as part of its proactive work programme has been working to understand the growing demand for health services which help diagnose patient’s conditions or diseases. The focus has been Genomics, Screening, Laboratory Services and Imaging (ie Radiology or X-ray services)

  • 12 March 2015

    In addition to the planned or proactive work programme the NHC seeks referrals from the sector each year to ensure that it considers the sector’s challenges.  The NHC is seeking feedback on the assessments for Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Intraoperative Radiotherapy which were referrals received from the sector as part of the 2013/14 Reactive Referral Round. Consultation closes noon Monday 13 April 2015.

  • 05 September 2014

    The National Health Committee (NHC) invites health and disability sector organisations, including professional, industry and consumer groups, to submit proposals for NHC assessment in 2015.