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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 >>

Dr Paul Hutchison praised for work to reduce child poverty

Friday, 26 September 2014, 4:01 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) has thanked retiring National MP Dr Paul Hutchison for his work to reduce child poverty. More >>

Specialists call for more senior doctors to cope with demand

Friday, 26 September 2014, 3:53 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Hospital specialists surveyed about the staffing of their departments are telling us loud and clear they need more senior doctors on the clinical front line,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Tired Attempt to Pass Off Venal Campaign as Debate

Monday, 1 September 2014, 3:03 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The decision to bring British anti-tax spin doctor Christopher Snowdon to New Zealand last week was just another tired disingenuous attempt to dress up a venal campaign as a genuine debate,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ... More >>

Value of Clinical Engagement Highlighted

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 3:17 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The progress being made at MidCentral District Health Board to improve patient safety highlights the benefits of clinical engagement,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

HBL conerns no surprise to senior doctors

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 11:32 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The concerns being expressed about Health Benefits Limited in leaked letters and other documents from senior staff at district health boards will not be a surprise to senior doctors working in public hospitals,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director ... More >>

Best And Worst DHBs for Clinical Leadership

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 2:16 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Four district health boards (DHBs) need to take urgent remedial action to improve the way they involve senior doctors and dentists in health decision-making, according to the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Waikato DHB Should Keep Looking for a Chief Executive

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 2:33 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Waikato District Health Board needs to put the brakes on its negotiations with Nigel Murray and continue searching for a suitable chief executive,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Health Minister fudges situation with cynical use of data

Friday, 6 June 2014, 2:44 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Minister of Health is fudging the situation when he claims New Zealand’s public hospitals are employing more doctors than ever before,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Government must listen to surgery professor’s advice

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 3:11 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government needs to listen to and act on the advice of Canterbury Professor of Surgery Philip Bagshaw that unmet patient need for surgery in public hospitals is a national disgrace,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ... More >>

Waikato DHB Review: Constructive Rather Than Damning

Friday, 30 May 2014, 1:12 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Ministry of Health report on Waikato DHB is a useful critique of its performance rather than the body slam it has been portrayed as,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

A lost opportunity – govt failure to invest in health

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 3:30 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Today’s health budget contains some positive initiatives that are a step in the right direction but their effects will be undermined by the fact the health system is still facing a funding shortfall of $224 million for the coming year,” says ... More >>

Budget opportunity for govt to fund health properly

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 4:58 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Tomorrow’s Budget is an opportunity for the Government to put money where its mouth is and show how much it really values the health care of New Zealanders,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Finally, A Funding Decision On Grey Hospital

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 4:23 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“West Coasters and the people providing health services there will sleep easier tonight knowing the Government has finally signed off on the business case for funding of the Grey Hospital rebuild,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ... More >>

Rigid approach to saving money in hospitals poses risks

Sunday, 4 May 2014, 3:05 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Rigid approach to saving money in public hospitals poses risks; senior doctors raise critical questions that need to be answered More >>

Southern DHB Looking for Answers in Wrong Places

Friday, 2 May 2014, 1:17 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Southern District Health Board (SDHB) is looking in the wrong places for help to solve its problems, when the answers are right under their noses,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Dunedin hospital rebuild overdue but privatisation feared

Friday, 2 May 2014, 11:00 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Dunedin Hospital has been allowed to become run down for too long so news that a major rebuild is moving closer will be welcome for patients and front line clinical staff working there,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of ... More >>

DHBs Commended for Initiative Over Climate Change

Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 2:10 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

District Health Boards Commended for Initiative Over Global Warming And Climate Change “South Island district health boards (DHBs) are to be commended for taking the initiative to manage the increased health risks associated with global warming and ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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