Call for nominations for the Maternal Mortality Review Working Group

19 Oct 2016 | Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Nominations for this position are closed.


The Health Quality & Safety Commission wishes to appoint a midwife to the Maternal Mortality Review Working Group.

The Maternal Mortality Review Working Group is a working group of the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC), appointed under section 59e of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

The working group is required to review and report to the PMMRC on maternal mortality and identify quality improvement initiatives aimed at reducing maternal mortality and improving maternal outcomes within the working group’s scope.

Collectively, the working group has knowledge and expertise in the following: obstetrics and gynaecology, obstetric medicine, maternal mental health, midwifery, anaesthetics, primary care, pathology, clinical epidemiology, health quality and risk management, consumer engagement and understanding of Māori and Pacific health.

There is currently one position available on the working group. The Commission welcomes applications from midwives, particularly from those who offer DHB experience and have knowledge and understanding of Māori health.

All applicants will have:

  • knowledge and experience in maternity systems
  • wide professional or cultural networks
  • strong personal integrity and ethical behaviour
  • commitment to the issues at heart of the working group’s business
  • critical appraisal skills
  • highly developed written and oral skills
  • wide life experience
  • respect of peers
  • the ability to engage with the other members of the working group and contribute constructively
  • the ability to work strategically.

Knowledge and experience in research methods and quality improvement practice is desirable. Consideration will also be given to whether an applicant has been nominated by a professional body.

If you would like to apply, please complete the application form and provide a current curriculum vitae. If you would like to nominate any suitable candidates, please complete the nomination form and ask the nominee to complete the application form. Please forward all applications and nominations to Kiri Milne ( by 5pm, Monday 31 October 2016.

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Last updated 01/11/2016