Call for nominations for the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee [closed]

18 Dec 2015 | Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission Board is seeking a consumer to join the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee as a new member.

Nominations close on Friday 15 January 2016 at 5pm

The Perioperative 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 to the Commission on deaths that are within the Committee’s scope, with a view to reducing deaths and to supporting continuous quality improvement through the promotion of ongoing quality assurance programmes.

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:

  • substantial clinical experience and national credibility in one or more of the following: anaesthesia; surgery; obstetrics and gynaecology; intensive care; surgical nursing; and procedural internal medicine (eg, cardiology)
  • knowledge of and experience in clinical epidemiology
  • knowledge of quality and risk management, in particular quality improvement in the health sector
  • knowledge of data and information gathering systems and analysis
  • senior level health service provision and management, both public and private
  • knowledge of Māori health.

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

  • experience in consumer groups (health or other)
  • relevant personal or family experience.

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 child and youth advocacy groups, and people representing Māori and Pacific 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 Dez McCormack ( If you would like to apply directly, without nomination, please complete the application form following and provide a current curriculum vitae, to the same address. Nominations close on Friday 15 January 2016 at 5pm


Last updated 11/05/2016