NHMRC Vitamin K Working Committee

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The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is commencing a project to update the NHMRC 2010 Joint statement and recommendations on vitamin K administration to newborn infants to prevent vitamin K deficiency bleeding in infancy (Joint Statement). 

The Joint Statement was originally developed in 2000, reissued without edits in 2006 and revised in 2010.  It is now timely to review the Joint Statement and address concerns that have resulted in the growing number of parents declining vitamin K administration.

As part of the work to update the Joint Statement, a committee comprising relevant stakeholders, including a consumer representative, will be established.  The NHMRC has asked CHF to suggest some suitable consumer representative candidates for this committee.

What does involvement look like?

The project will involve utilising a systematic review currently being undertaken by the Cochrane Collaboration which is expected to be completed in April 2017. 

NHMRC anticipates holding its first meeting of the committee in mid-March ahead of the Cochrane Collaboration’s finalisation of the systematic review.  

Location and time committment

Committee meetings are likely to be held by videoconference/teleconference. 

At this stage, it is envisaged that the committee will exist until the end of 2018, with four to five meetings occurring in that time. 

NHMRC will provide sitting fees to the consumer representative and meet any necessary travel costs.

I'm interested, how do I apply?

Consumer representatives interested in this work should complete a CHF nomination form available online

Your nomination form should be accompanied by a letter of endorsement as well as your curriculum vitae.

Expressions of interest close on Sunday, 29 January 2017. 

For more information

Please contact Deb Milner on 02 6273 5444 or email d.milner@chf.org.au.

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