Call for nominations to the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee

24 Feb 2012 | Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Nominations close on Friday 23 March at 5pm

The Health Quality & Safety Commission Board is seeking new member(s) for the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee. There are up to three vacancies available.

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:

·       knowledge of mortality review systems

·       knowledge of issues affecting children and youth

·       knowledge of epidemiology and research

·       knowledge of health systems

·       cultural expertise, particularly in Maori and Pacific Island cultures. 

In particular, applications are sought from candidates with strength in any of the following areas:

·       governance and leadership experience, with specific relevance to child and youth mortality review or child and youth health

·       knowledge of research and epidemiology

·       adolescent health expertise

·       cultural expertise, particularly in Maori and Pacific Island cultures. 

All applicants are required to have the following skills:

·       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 Brandy Griffin ( If you would like to apply directly, without nomination, please complete the attached Application Form and provide a current curriculum vitae, to Brandy Griffin (

Application form

Last updated 28/02/2012