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New Health Minister off to good start

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:20 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

New Health Minister David Clark pressed all the right buttons with his address to senior doctors and dentists this morning,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

DHB Chief Executive unfair to scapegoat senior doctors

Monday, 6 November 2017, 10:42 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The chief executive of Southern District Health Board is undermining his credibility by scapegoating senior doctors for a situation they have no control over,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Time for Waikato DHB Chair to show accountability

Sunday, 5 November 2017, 12:52 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It’s becoming increasingly obvious that Waikato District Health Board Chair Bob Simcock has to demonstrate accountability by resigning in order to help end the embarrassment over the excessive expenditure by the DHB’s former chief executive, ... More >>

Senior doctors commend Health Minister for seeking answers

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 12:35 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The new Health Minister is to be commended for seeking answers to Waikato District Health Board’s dubious decision to spend millions of dollars on a virtual health strategy,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ... More >>

It’s not just housing affected by the TPPA, Prime Minister

Monday, 30 October 2017, 12:14 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The new Government needs to also keep the potential impact on health in mind as it prepares to take on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement over offshore investment in New Zealand’s housing market,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the ... More >>

Senior doctors welcome David Clark as new Health Minister

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 1:26 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Senior doctors will welcome the appointment of Dr David Clark as the new Minister of Health, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Significant shortage of senior doctors at Counties Manukau

Monday, 9 October 2017, 7:31 pm | ASMS

A survey of Counties Manukau District Health Board reveals a significant shortfall of senior hospital specialists, more than two and a half times larger than the number of vacancies officially recorded. More >>

Senior doctors applaud strong statement on public health

Friday, 29 September 2017, 8:59 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Senior doctors are welcoming a strong position statement from the New Zealand Medical Association on the value of investing in public health. More >>

How parties address burnout of hospital specialists

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 12:26 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Burnout among providing front-line clinical care in our public hospitals is an important issue that political parties aspiring to be the next government need to address,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ... More >>

Shortage of senior doctors at Nelson Marlborough DHB

Monday, 18 September 2017, 9:24 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A survey of senior doctors at Nelson Marlborough District Health Board has revealed a shortage of specialists nearly two and a half times larger than the number of vacancies officially recorded, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ... More >>

Significant shortfall of senior doctors

Monday, 11 September 2017, 10:48 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A survey of senior doctors at Capital & Coast District Health Board has revealed a shortage of specialists three and a half times larger than the number of vacancies officially recorded, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ... More >>

Charity Hospital’s 10th Birthday Celebration Bitter-Sweet

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 8:42 am | ASMS

“The fact local people are still having to go cap-in-hand for the health care their doctors say they need makes the 10thbirthday of the Canterbury Charity Hospital a bitter-sweet anniversary,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ... More >>

International Praise for Canterbury DHB, but not in NZ

Monday, 28 August 2017, 8:58 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It’s ironic that Canterbury’s public health system is being praised internationally for its vision and performance even as it faces ongoing attacks in New Zealand,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Doctors back West Coast protest over funding decisions

Friday, 25 August 2017, 9:32 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Senior doctors support tomorrow’s protest by West Coast people over the shoddy decision-making and flawed funding model for a new local medical facility,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Senior doctors call on to take over Waikato investigation

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 4:41 pm | ASMS

“The State Services Commission needs to take over the investigation into the expenses of Waikato District Health Board Chief Executive Nigel Murray,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Propaganda about PPP benefits doesn’t stack up with evidence

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 2:56 pm | ASMS

“Private investment interests can try spinning the benefits of public private partnerships however they like but the international evidence shows quite clearly that they’re a flawed, expensive funding model,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the ... More >>

Flawed Public Private Partnership model

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 8:00 pm | ASMS

“A new public hospital for Dunedin is long overdue and very welcome but it needs to be fully funded by the Government instead of allowing private investors to profit at the expense of patient care,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ... More >>

Notifying DHB Chairs of Media Interest

Friday, 18 August 2017, 10:44 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Notifying DHB Chairs of media interest fine as long as it’s not an attempt to control debate More >>

Senior Doctors Back Calls to Fix Flaws in Equal Pay Bill

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 12:16 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals is backing calls for the Government to address serious flaws with its proposed equal pay and pay equity legislation. More >>

Patient care at Dunedin Hospital suffers

Friday, 4 August 2017, 1:25 pm | ASMS

Patient care at Dunedin Hospital suffers as a result of years of neglect and ignoring warnings from specialists More >>

 

 

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