Call for nominations to join the Suicide Mortality Review Committee [CLOSED]

11 Oct 2019 | Suicide Mortality Review Committee

The Board of the Health Quality & Safety Commission is seeking a new member to join the Suicide Mortality Review Committee, to fill a vacancy arising in December 2019.

Nominations close on Friday, 8 November 2019 at 5pm.

The Suicide Mortality Review Committee is a mortality review committee established under Section 59e of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000.

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
  • suicide and suicide prevention
  • Māori members with experience in Māori suicide issues
  • Pacific members with experience in Pacific suicide issues
  • suicide issues from a service user/family perspective
  • research methods and process, particularly in relation to health and social systems
  • data and information gathering systems and analysis
  • clinical experience in mental health and addiction services
  • knowledge and/or experience of the impact these mortalities have on families/whānau
  • knowledge of epidemiology, research and health systems
  • cultural expertise.

The Commission welcomes all applications, particularly from candidates who offer experience in the following areas:

  • Māori, Pacific and Asian peoples, and immigrant populations cultural expertise
  • knowledge and experience in Te Tiriti o Waitangi responsibilities and achieving equity
  • knowledge and experience in addictions and its relationship to suicide.

Members will:

  • have the ability to work strategically
  • have credibility in relevant communities
  • be drawn from a range of disciplines and contexts including clinicians, health service providers, consumer representatives such as advocacy groups, and people representing Māori, Pacific and Asian peoples’ interests.

All members 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
  • 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 using the nomination form and send to If you would like to apply directly without nomination, please complete the application form and provide a current curriculum vitae, to the same address. Nominations close on 8 November 2019 at 5pm.

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Last updated 18/11/2019