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National Renal Advisory Board


The national renal advisory board was established in the early 1990's to address significant issues in the renal service provisions that require a constant national approach.

The NRAB represents key stakeholders, clinical and managerial leaders from a range of DHB's with renal services and also relevant professional and consumer groups; including New Zealand nephrology group, Renal Society of Australasia, New Zealand Board of Dialysis Practice and Kidney Health New Zealand currently the NRAB defines its role as supporting provision of renal services for patients by:

  • providing expert advice on all aspects of renal service provision
  • identifying priorities for renal service development
  • advising on renal service development at a DHB, regional or national level
  • developing and maintaining renal care standards
  • ensuring audit activities of renal services are undertaken regularly
  • involving consumers in decision making
  • promoting the monitoring of chronic kidney disease.