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

  • 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.

  • 04 August 2014

    This plan outlines the processes by which the NHC makes recommendations to ensure New Zealanders live longer, healthier, more independent lives while the health sector remains fiscally sustainable and contributes to economic growth.