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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 >>

SDHB scapegoats doctors in desperate scramble to fix deficit

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 11:27 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

SDHB scapegoats doctors in desperate scramble to fix deficit “The bosses of the troubled Southern District Health Boards have turned on their own medical staff as they desperately scramble to save their hides and patch up the region’s deficit,” ... More >>

Specialists advised against working in Queensland

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 1:44 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is advising public hospital specialists in New Zealand not to take up jobs in Queensland in an electronic newsletter sent to all members late yesterday. More >>

ASMS Acknowledges Chief Executive's Contribution

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 3:49 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) has acknowledged the contribution of the country’s longest-serving district health board chief executive, who has decided to step down from his leadership role. More >>

Southern DHB Nees to Broaden Approach

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 2:49 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The narrow focus on deficits at the Southern District Health Board has claimed another casualty with the departure of medical director Dr James Knight,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Public Hospital Specialists Welcome New Minister of Health

Monday, 6 October 2014, 1:10 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) welcomes the appointment of Dr Jonathan Coleman as the new Minister of Health. “We’re particularly delighted that a medical doctor has been appointed to the position,” says ASMS Executive ... More >>

Privatisation of Laboratory Services Not the Answer

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 1:32 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is worried public hospital managers are poised to privatise all or part of the hospital laboratories that look after the health needs of the greater Wellington region. More >>

Hate merchants at it again with smear tactics

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 1:00 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It’s disappointing to see the hate merchants at it again with yet another attempt to smear and silence a health professional who’s doing research they disagree with,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

 

 

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