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Senior Doctors Union Welcomes Top Health Appointment

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 3:26 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Senior Doctors Union Welcomes Top Health Appointment The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) welcomes the appointment of Chai Chuah as Chief Executive and Director-General of the Ministry of Health. More >>

DHB Decision A Bureaucratic Leadership Incompetence Response

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 1:32 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The decision to appoint separate chief executives for the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa district health boards is under the circumstances probably a pragmatic response to bungling top-down bureaucratic decision-making by the top leadership of the two DHBs,” ... More >>

Entrenched specialist shortages affect southern DHB

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 3:59 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The cardiology service at Southern District Health Board is obviously in a vulnerable state if the DHB is being forced to consider sending cardiac MRI patients to private hospitals,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ... More >>

Gynae-Oncology Shortage Leaves Service Vulnerable

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 1:50 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“A small number of highly skilled gynaecological oncologists are providing a much-needed specialist health service but they are struggling to cope due to inadequate resourcing,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Wellington Laboratories Decision Defies Belief

Monday, 9 March 2015, 4:50 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The decision by the three Wellington region district health boards to continue their attempt to put public hospital laboratories in the hands of a private company defies belief,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ... More >>

Predictable Attack on Dental Expert for Highlighting Sugar

Monday, 9 March 2015, 2:56 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It’s disappointing – but predictable – that one of this country’s foremost dental experts has been attacked for speaking out about a major health problem facing New Zealanders, the over-consumption of sugar,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director ... More >>

Government Must Listen to Dental Expert on Sugary Drink s

Monday, 9 March 2015, 9:01 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

One of this country’s foremost dental experts has spelt out the consequences of New Zealand’s high levels of sugar consumption for children, and the Government needs to listen,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ... More >>

Gobsmacking Lack of Financial Analysis for Lab Proposal

Monday, 2 March 2015, 2:11 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The three Wellington regional district health boards driving public hospital laboratories toward privatisation have failed dismally to provide any good financial analysis of the benefits of going down this path,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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