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Workforce resourcing essential for screening programme

Monday, 14 April 2014, 3:13 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Labour Party’s announcement of an extended national bowel screening programme is good news for patients and front line clinical staff, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

"Pincer Movement Traps Public Hospitals"

Sunday, 6 April 2014, 4:44 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Erratic decision-making, heavy-handed management and examples of gaga behaviour characterise New Zealand’s health care system at the moment, the union for senior doctors and dentists here has told an Australian conference. More >>

Steer clear of Queensland jobs, senior doctors advised

Friday, 4 April 2014, 3:29 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is advising senior doctors in New Zealand not to apply for permanent jobs in Queensland, Australia, until the employment contracts dispute there has been satisfactorily resolved. More >>

DHBs fail clinical leadership tests

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 11:06 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“District health boards are too busy telling their Minister what they think he wants to hear and are failing to provide the leadership New Zealand’s health system needs,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ... More >>

Staff shortages, financial constraints bite public hospitals

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 2:48 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Staff shortages and financial constraints are clearly starting to bite at some public hospitals,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), today. More >>

Employment Relations Amendment Bill Disappointing

Friday, 21 March 2014, 11:39 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The health sector will be worse off if the Employment Relations Amendment Bill, which had its second reading this week, passes into law,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. More >>

Message to Auckland DHB from Hospital Specialists

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 11:14 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The chief executive of the district health board responsible for the country’s biggest public hospital needs to come clean about any intentions to cut medical staffing costs, says ASMS Executive Director Ian Powell. More >>

Cackhanded management of public hospital waiting lists

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 9:20 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

An article published today about a woman’s struggle to get onto a waiting list for much-needed surgery once more highlights the Government’s cackhanded management of hospital waiting lists, says ASMS Executive Director Ian Powell. More >>

Top global thinker on health and economics to visit NZ

Sunday, 16 March 2014, 12:41 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

One of the world’s leading authorities on the operation of health systems during periods of economic austerity is coming to New Zealand to talk to some of this country’s most senior doctors. More >>

Health Minister’s Mixed Record; A Tale Of Two Ministers

Friday, 28 February 2014, 10:16 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Tony Ryall’s performance as Health Minister has been mixed. He got off to a very good start but after a couple of years his performance became increasingly disappointing,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, ... More >>

Poor hospital standards a result of poor government funding

Monday, 3 February 2014, 12:18 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Poor hygiene standards and other shortcomings uncovered by a Ministry of Health audit at Capital & Coast Health District Health Board are examples of many hidden failings in our public hospitals nationwide,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director ... More >>

Senior doctors saddened by resignation of Waikato DHB CE

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 3:53 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Waikato senior doctors are saddened by the announcement that Waikato District Health Board Chief Executive Craig Climo will be resigning sometime later next year,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, ... More >>

Senior Doctors Saddened by Resignation of Waikato CEO

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 12:54 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Waikato senior doctors are saddened by the announcement that Waikato District Health Board Chief Executive Craig Climo will be resigning sometime later next year,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, ... More >>

Select committee fails health sector over employment bill

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 3:42 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Parliamentary select committee has failed the health sector over the punitive employment rights Bill that it has been considering,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. Mr Powell was ... More >>

Presidential Address to ASMS 25th Anniversary Conference

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 11:17 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

What I want to share with you today all started with a text message I received late one evening from a good friend of mine. We were both in a philosophical mood and relaxing with a glass of wine and exchanging a few text messages. He then sent me ... More >>

Senior Doctors Warned to Steer Clear of Queensland

Wednesday, 13 November 2013, 3:23 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“New Zealand senior doctors are being warned to steer clear of considering employment opportunities in Queensland public hospitals,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. Mr Powell was commenting ... More >>

Senior doctors give DHBs an E grade

Thursday, 31 October 2013, 11:34 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Government flagship policy on clinical leadership in public hospitals in serious trouble: senior doctors give DHBs an E grade” More >>

ERA Amendment Bill threatens new specialist appointments

Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 12:16 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Employment Relations Act 2000 requires employers such as DHBs to employ new appointees under the applicable collective agreement (where one exists) if they are a union member (eg, ASMS) or, if not a union member, to be offered the same terms and conditions ... More >>

Emergency department short-stay target a success story

Thursday, 17 October 2013, 1:03 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The six hour target to reduce waiting times in our public hospital emergency departments has achieved significant improvements since its introduction four years ago,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, ... More >>

Senior Doctors Endorse Nurses Concerns Over Secret TPP

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 3:52 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Senior doctors endorse the concerns raised by nurses about the secret negotiations over the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. Mr Powell was commenting ... More >>

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