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

7 Aug 2020 | Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

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

Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 23 September 2020.

The CYMRC is a mortality review committee established under Section 59e of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000. The CYMRC 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 health, safety and wellbeing and to reduce future deaths, injuries and inequitable outcomes in children and youth.

The Commission, along with the CYMRC, are committed to meeting its responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi by ensuring that review methodology, reports and recommendations contribute to achieving equitable outcomes for Māori.

The Commission welcomes all applications from interested parties, particularly those who offer experience in some of the following:

  • child and youth sector expertise
  • Māori, Pacific peoples, and culturally and linguistically diverse populations, expertise
  • experience in youth mental health and addictions programmes
  • knowledge of the impact of social and environmental determinants of health.

The Committee is assisted by advisors from relevant agencies and organisations. This enables information, expertise and advice to be available to the Committee, so that the Committee’s discussions and debates are fully informed.

Collectively, the committee will have the following expertise:

  • knowledge of mortality review systems
  • knowledge of issues affecting children and youth
  • knowledge of Māori health and wellbeing
  • knowledge of Pacific health and wellbeing
  • knowledge and /or experience of the impact these mortalities have on families and whānau
  • knowledge of epidemiology, research and health systems
  • cultural expertise
  • knowledge of paediatrics
  • knowledge of mental health
  • at least one member will have relevant consumer experience and will provide a consumer perspective and be well networked to consumer groups.

Members will:

  • have the ability to work strategically and operate effectively in the national policy space
  • have credibility in relevant communities and work collegially
  • 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 a suitable candidate, 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, and a cover letter outlining your interest in the position to the same email address.

Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 23 September 2020. 

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