Current Invitations for Nga Maia Representatives
We need highly skilled and energetic members to be the voice of Nga Maia Maori Midwives as a Nga Maia Representative on a number of advisory and research committees. Reps will be required to feedback in monthly Nga Maia Board Meetings, and the AGM/Hui-a-tau.
Please email in a completed Expression of Interest (EOI) (below), with a copy of your CV to email@example.com
Successful applicants will be endorsed by the board and your details sent to the corresponding organisation.
Below are a few of the organisations looking for a Nga Maia rep:
Nga Maia Representative
Expression of Interest (EOI)
Nominations and Appointment on Workforce Development Councils Sectors
Thank you for your time to date and continuing to support our iEB mahi as we look to move to stand up our Workforce Development Councils towards the middle of this year. I know it has been a long and intense process, but we are hoping you still have some energy left as we approach our next phase in establishment.
We are pleased to be launching an expressions of interest process (EOI) for those who want to help support your WDC sectors on nominations and appointment committees. This process is running concurrently with the legislative process now underway to confirm the Orders in Councils you all spent so much time on.
The nominations and appointment committees will play a critical role in recommending and appointing new members into these industry leading governance boards. These are temporary roles that will require availability to support the process over the next few months. For those of you who may not be interested in taking the next step in the journey with us as a WDC Council member we do hope that you will consider being part of these committees. It is a great way of contributing your knowledge of what it takes to be successful for these future roles.
The Expressions of Interest application process is being run by an independent recruitment partner Amy Tea Consulting. More detailed information can be found at https://amytea.co.nz/wdc/
We will be in contact when the Expressions of Interest for the WDC Council member roles launch. Please note: if you intend to apply for a permanent WDC council role when advertised, you should not apply for appointment to the nominations or appointments Committee for that Council.
If you have any questions about this opportunity feel free to reach out directly to your Board Advisor or Kari.
Ngā mihi nui,
Reform of Vocational Education Programme
Seeking a nomination from Nga Maia for the Maternity Guidelines Review Steering Group
The Ministry of Health has contracted Allen + Clarke to review and update five clinical maternity guidelines to provide nationally consistent, evidence-based advice. The five guidelines to be updated are:
1. Guidelines for Consultation with Obstetric and Related Medical Services (Referral Guidelines), 2012
2. Observation of Mother and Baby in the Immediate Postnatal Period: Consensus Statements Guiding Practice, 2012
3. National Consensus Guideline for Treatment of Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH), 2013
4. Screening, Diagnosis and Management of Gestational Diabetes in New Zealand: A clinical practice guideline (the GDM guideline), 2014, and
5. Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension and Pre-eclampsia in Pregnancy in New Zealand: A clinical practice guideline, 2018.
To guide Allen + Clarke’s work, we expect to establish a multidisciplinary Steering Group. This Group will provide guidance to our team throughout the review and update of the guidelines (i.e., from February 2021 until May 2022). I have attached an indicative terms of reference to this email for your information. We are now seeking nominations for candidates to appoint to this Steering Group. It would be great to have the Nga Maia’s assistance to identify a suitable person! We expect to hold the first Steering Group meeting in late February 2021.
We would welcome a nominee from Nga Maia. Ideally, this person would be an experienced midwife and, if possible, have significant expertise in one or more of the subject areas covered by the five guidelines as well as experience working in a range of settings. Expertise/experience in guidelines development or co-chairing similar groups would be great! This individual(s) would be representing Nga Maia, noting that the final guideline will need to be widely endorsed.
Maternity Guidelines Steering Group
Terms of Reference
Development of a Lactate Testing Guideline: seeking a nomination from Nga Maia
ACC has commissioned Allen + Clarke to develop national guidance on a risk-based approach to lactate testing to reduce the incidence and severity of neonatal encephalopathy.
Seeking a nomination from Nga Maia for the Lactate Testing Guideline Expert Working Group
To guide our work, we expect to establish a multidisciplinary Expert Working Group. This Group will provide guidance to our team throughout the review and update of the guidelines (i.e. from April 2021 to April 2022). I have attached an indicative terms of reference to this email for your information. We are now seeking nominations for candidates to appoint to this Working Group. It would be great to have Nga Maia’s assistance to identify a suitable person! We expect to hold the first Working Group meeting (via Zoom) sometime in April, and it would be good to have the group appointed in the next 2 or 3 weeks if at all possible.
We would welcome a nominee from Nga Maia. Ideally, this person would be an experienced midwife. This individual would be representing Nga Maia, noting that the final guideline will need to be widely endorsed.
We would be grateful if you could advise on a nominee by COB 9 April (if at all possible: we know that people are busy!). Following this, I will be in touch with the recommended candidate with a formal appointment letter and other relevant administration details.
Meeting with Nga Maia
Our project team would also like to meet with Nga Maia in the next week or two (if at all possible!). This would be an opportunity to speak in further detail about the work and its scope, timing, etc. We would really appreciate the chance to catch-up, so please do let me know if you have any availability next week (week beginning 29 March) or the following.
Lactate Testing Guideline Expert Working Group
Terms of Reference
WHO patient safety day theme 2021
We are seeking representation to join the external ideas group for Patient Safety Day 2021.
From 2020, the Commission aligned with the World Health Organization (WHO) World Patient Safety Day. This year’s Patient Safety Day will be held on Friday 17 September, and the topic is maternal and newborn safety. We look forward to exploring ideas with the group on what our focus will be.
We will be holding our first meeting of the ideas group, via Zoom, on Thursday 1 April at 3pm.
If you could let me know whether you would like to be part of this group or if you would like to nominate another person – that would be much appreciated. For those who are interested in being involved but can’t make the first meeting, we’ll take notes and circulate them to the group. There will be fortnightly meetings until World Patient Safety Day in September, which will also be by Zoom.
I look forward to hearing from you – if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.
Kia rā pai tēnei mōu
Jo Sorasio (she/her)
Senior Specialist Advisor
Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee
Health Quality & Safety Commission