Call for nominations to join the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee [CLOSED]

29 Aug 2018 | Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Nominations are now closed.


The Health Quality & Safety Commission board is seeking a member to join the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee.

Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 3 October 2018.

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 care 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 that includes:

  • 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.

There is currently one position available. The Commission welcomes all applications from interested parties, particularly those who offer experience in some of the following areas:

  • Māori, Pacific peoples, and immigrant populations cultural expertise
  • child and youth expertise
  • an interest in youth mental health and addictions
  • knowledge of the impact of social and environmental determinants of health.

The member will:

  • work strategically
  • have credibility in relevant communities
  • be drawn from a range of disciplines and contexts including people representing Māori and Pacific peoples’ interests.

The member 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
  • broad life experience
  • respect of peers
  • appropriate clinical or professional experience
  • the ability to engage with the other members of the Committee and contribute constructively.

If you would like to nominate any suitable candidates, please complete the nomination form below and email it to

If you would like to apply directly, without nomination, please complete the application for appointment form below and provide your current curriculum vitae by email to

Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 3 October 2018.

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Last updated 04/10/2018