Call for nominations for the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee [closed]

28 Jan 2016 | Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission Board is seeking three members to join the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee.

Nominations close on Friday 4 March 2016 at 5pm.

The Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee is a mortality review committee established under Section 59e of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000. The Committee is required to review and report on child and youth mortality and morbidity from 28 days up to 25 years as directed by the Commission Board, for the purposes of improving quality and safety and saving lives.

Collectively, the committee will have the following expertise:

  • One member will have relevant consumer experience and will provide a consumer perspective and be well networked to consumer groups.

The other members will have expertise including:

  • knowledge of mortality review systems
  • knowledge of issues affecting children and youth
  • knowledge and/or experience of the impact these mortalities have on families/whānau
  • knowledge of epidemiology, research and health systems
  • cultural expertise.

The Commission welcomes all applications, particularly from candidates who offer experience in the following areas:

  • knowledge of developmental paediatrics
  • early and middle childhood expertise
  • Pacific peoples and immigrant populations cultural expertise
  • an interest in youth mental health and suicide
  • injury prevention research expertise.

Members will:

  • have the ability to work strategically
  • have credibility in relevant communities
  • be drawn from a range of disciplines and contexts including clinicians, health service providers, consumer representatives such as child and youth advocacy groups, and people representing Māori and Pacific peoples’ interests.

All members will also have:

  • wide professional or cultural networks
  • strong personal integrity and ethical behaviour
  • commitment to the issues at the heart of the Committee’s business
  • critical appraisal skills
  • highly developed written and oral skills
  • wide life experience
  • respect of peers
  • appropriate clinical or professional experience
  • ability to engage with the other members of the committee and contribute constructively.

If you would like to nominate any suitable candidates, please email Dez McCormack ( If you would like to apply directly, without nomination, please complete the application form below and provide a current curriculum vitae, to the same address. Nominations close on Friday 4 March 2016 at 5pm.


Last updated 11/05/2016