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Senior doctors oppose privatisation of hospital labs

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 10:30 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“A survey of senior doctors employed by two Wellington region district health boards shows they are overwhelmingly opposed to the prospect of privatising their public hospital laboratories,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ... More >>

Innovative lab initiative may fall under privatisation

Monday, 16 February 2015, 2:08 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Privatising the Wellington and Hutt Valley public hospital laboratories would probably sound the death knell for another, more innovative initiative that district health board chiefs should be considering,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director ... More >>

Specialists And Others Deserve Credit for Patient Survey

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 4:53 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Senior doctors, other health professionals and support staff working in New Zealand’s public hospitals deserve credit for the high levels of satisfaction being recorded by hospital patients,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of ... More >>

Laboratory Specialists Oppose Wellington Privatisation

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 2:10 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Pathologists and infection control specialists working in the Wellington region’s public hospital laboratories are expressing strong concern about possible privatisation of the laboratory service and the clinical risks that will arise if privatisation ... More >>

Hawke’s bay health boss gets his foot stuck in his mouth

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 5:02 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Hawke’s bay health boss gets his foot stuck in his mouth; surgery recommended to remove it” More >>

DHB Double Standards on Wages Shows Contempt for Staff

Friday, 16 January 2015, 1:31 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The size of the pay rises received by public health service bosses in the past financial year beggar belief given that the people who actually deliver the services have been forced to accept real pay cuts,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director ... More >>

Another 100 Public Hospital Specialists Needed Each Year

Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 2:28 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“District health boards needs to recruit 100 extra hospital specialists over and above what they already do if they wants to continue providing quality health care,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Disturbing Number of Senior Doctors on Fixed Term Contracts

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 1:13 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is concerned by the number of senior doctors hired on fixed term rather than permanent employment contracts in district health boards (DHBS) in the past two years. More >>

Health Minister off to a Promising Start

Friday, 12 December 2014, 12:50 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The new Minister of Health is off to a promising start by signalling his willingness to listen to senior doctors and others working on the clinical front line of health care,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ... More >>

Doctors support call for independent health assessment

Friday, 28 November 2014, 2:40 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Senior doctors and dentists are formally throwing their weight behind growing calls for a formal independent health assessment of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). A recommendation about the TPPA was put to 134 public hospital specialists ... More >>

President’s Address to the ASMS Annual Conference

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 3:05 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

My Dad recently passed away and one of my tasks was to tidy his study, back-up his still running computer, and shut it down. More >>

Risks of hospital privatisation in Greater Wellington region

Friday, 21 November 2014, 9:36 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is so concerned by plans to privatise the public hospital laboratories at Wellington and Hutt Hospitals in the greater Wellington region that it is taking steps to alert local mayors, district ... More >>

Air NZ Cuts May Make Rural Health Workforce Hard to Recruit

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 12:16 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) endorses the concerns expressed by rural doctors about the impact of Air New Zealand cuts to regional services. More >>

Private health insurers looking after own interests

Monday, 17 November 2014, 3:27 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“All this talk of a worrying decline in private health insurance is just an attempt by the health insurance industry to protect its own commercial interests,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Minister commended for dismissing flawed recommendations

Friday, 14 November 2014, 1:07 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

‘New Zealand’s system of health funding is not unsustainable, despite what Treasury and the Ministry of Health would have the Minister of Health believe,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Recognition of prolonged public hospital specialist shortage

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 11:05 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) has welcomed publication of a Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) report as the organisation’s first official recognition of prolonged medical specialist shortages in public hospitals. More >>

Action needed on palliative medicine specialist shortage

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 11:03 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“New Zealand is desperately short of palliative medicine specialists and faces a crisis in that workforce within five years unless something is done urgently to address the situation,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ... More >>

Employment law changes bad for public hospitals

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 9:14 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Employment law changes expected to be rushed through Parliament today will be bad for public hospitals,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), today. More >>

Southern DHB needs to hang onto Queenstown’s Hospital

Friday, 24 October 2014, 1:08 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It’s looking more and more as if the Southern DHB’s management is so obsessed with turning around its financial deficit that it’s prepared to throw everything overboard in a bid to stay afloat – even the lifeboats and the passengers,” says ... More >>

Taranaki DHB commended for collaborative approach to rebuild

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 4:21 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Taranaki District Health Board is to be commended for the excellent way it has worked with senior doctors on the planning and rebuild of the region’s base hospital in New Plymouth,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ... More >>

 

 

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