Call for nominations for the Maternal Mortality Review Working Group [CLOSED]

23 Aug 2018 | Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission board is seeking a new member to join the Maternal Mortality Review Working Group (MMRWG).

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 14 September 2018.

The MMRWG 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 the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of a termination of pregnancy (miscarriage, termination or birth), as directed by the Board, for the purposes of improving care, quality and safety, and saving lives.

We are requesting nominations and applications for a Māori member to join the MMRWG. The applicant will have expertise in the areas of maternal and perinatal care, and primary care, and with knowledge and experience in health service provision to Māori.

All applicants are required to have the following:

  • experience in working with Māori and Pacific peoples
  • wide professional and cultural networks
  • credibility in relevant communities and respect of peers
  • strong personal integrity and ethical behaviour
  • commitment to the issues at the heart of the group's business
  • critical appraisal skills, well developed written and oral skills, strategic thinking
  • appropriate clinical or professional experience
  • ability to engage with the other members of the committee and contribute constructively
  • Māori health expertise and critical understanding of impact of inequity.

Collectively, the committee must have the following expertise:

  • quality improvement and risk management
  • quality assurance in the health sector
  • data and information gathering systems and analysis
  • clinical epidemiology
  • district health board service provision and management
  • clinical experience in neonatal pediatrics, perinatal pathology, obstetrics, midwifery and other clinical expertise relevant to the MMRWG's function
  • knowledge of the health of other ethnicities, particularly those at higher risk
  • consumer participation and representation.

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

If you would like to apply directly, without nomination, please complete the application form and provide a current curriculum vitae, to the same email address.

For background on the Maternal Mortality Review Working Group please view the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee section of the Commission website.

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Last updated 14/09/2018