Background

The National Maternal and Perinatal Mortality Clinical Expert Group (NMPMCEG) provides expert clinical advice regarding all components of the National Maternal and Perinatal Mortality Data Collections.

Terms of reference

The NMPMCEG:

  1. Provides expert clinical advice regarding maternal and perinatal mortality data collection and oversight development of data set specifications (DSS) for National Maternal Mortality Data Collection (NMMDC) and National Perinatal Mortality Data Collection (NPMDC).
  2. Advises the AIHW on state and territory data collection processes regarding maternal and perinatal mortality data.
  3. The Committee will report through the Chair:
    • to the overarching National Maternity Data Development Project Advisory Group for reporting, policy and strategic matters.
    • to the Group Head, Primary Health Care and Veterans Group, AIHW (or delegate) for functional matters.

Membership

The NMPMCEG comprises of a representative from each State or Territory Maternal and/or Perinatal Mortality Committee or their delegate, the Chair of the National Maternity Data Development Project Advisory Group (NMDDPAG) and the AIHW.

Other observers and temporary members may be invited on a transitory basis as their expertise is required.

The NMPMCEG is currently chaired by Professor Michael Humphrey, who is the Perinatal Advisor to the AIHW.

Organisation name Name of representative
Chair of the NMPMCEG
Perinatal advisor to the AIHW
Prof Michael Humphrey
AIHW Ms Bernice Cropper
Chair of the NMDDPAG Prof Jeremy Oats

Chair, NSW Maternal and Perinatal Mortality Review Committee

Prof Jonathan Morris

Chair, Victorian Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity

A/Prof Tanya Farrell

Co-Chairs, Qld Maternal and Perinatal Quality Council

Prof Leonie Callaway
A/Prof Edward Weaver

Chair, SA Maternal and Perinatal Mortality Committee

Prof Jodie Dodd

Chair, WA Perinatal and Infant Mortality and Maternal Mortality Committees

Prof John Newnham

Chair, Tasmanian Council of Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity

Dr Michelle Williams

Chair, ACT Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Committee

Dr Amanda Dyson

Chair, NT Perinatal and Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee

A/Prof Belinda Jennings

Secretariat

Secretariat support is provided by the AIHW Perinatal Data Unit.

Contact details for the Secretariat are:

Secretariat, Secretariat, National Maternal and Perinatal Mortality Clinical Expert Group
Phone: (02) 6244 1088
Email: [email protected]