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Health bosses happy to receive, less willing to give

Monday, 9 January 2017, 1:30 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The latest report on district health board chief executive salaries shows that health bosses are continuing to get higher pay rises than they’re prepared to give others,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ... More >>

ASMS advice in respect of the next RMO strike

Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 3:25 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

This is not the way I anticipated greeting members at the start of 2017. But we are at where we are at. It has now been confirmed that there will be a further (second) national strike by resident medical officers, this time for 72 hours commencing at ... More >>

The need for greater physician advocacy in the 21st century

Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 2:50 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Senior doctors naturally advocate for their patients as part of providing quality health care but there are interesting questions to consider about what form this advocacy should take and how far it should go,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director ... More >>

Hospital specialists saddened by tragic death

Monday, 2 January 2017, 1:50 pm | ASMS

“Hospital specialists are saddened by the tragic death of our Whanganui Branch President Dr Chris Cresswell while mountain bike riding last Saturday,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Alarm bells going off in the public health sector

Wednesday, 28 December 2016, 1:25 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“How many times do alarm bells have to go off in the public health sector before the Government and hospital bosses sit up and take notice,” asks Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Regulating accountability of senior health bosses

Friday, 23 December 2016, 11:15 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A call by the head of an inquiry into one of the United Kingdom’s worst hospital scandals for better regulation of senior health managers raises questions about whether something similar should be looked at in New Zealand, says Ian Powell, Executive ... More >>

Need for well-resourced sexual health service

Friday, 16 December 2016, 10:34 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“A report on a syphilis outbreak in the Auckland region highlights the need for a properly resourced sexual health service there,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Procrastination responsible for threat to Horowhenua health

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:52 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It seems very unfair that the people of Horowhenua may end up missing out on important health services just because of delays due to procrastination at the MidCentral District Health Board,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ... More >>

Senior doctors and dentists support action on sugary drinks

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:31 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) supports the New Zealand Dental Association’s call for action to reduce the harm caused by sugary drinks. More >>

Flawed proposal to cut Auckland sexual health specialists

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 3:27 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“People already struggling to access sexual health treatment in the Auckland region could face even more of an uphill battle if changes to the sexual health service proposed by Auckland District Health Board bosses go ahead,” says Ian Powell, Executive ... More >>

Flawed proposal to cut Auckland sexual health specialists

Monday, 5 December 2016, 11:19 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“People already struggling to access sexual health treatment in the Auckland region could face even more of an uphill battle if changes to the sexual health service proposed by Auckland District Health Board bosses go ahead,” says Ian Powell, Executive ... More >>

Unjustified hurtful attack on southern radiologists

Friday, 2 December 2016, 4:22 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The criticism of radiologists at Southern District Health Board was an unjustified attack,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Bad look for Waikato DHB over expense disclosure delays

Friday, 2 December 2016, 1:20 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It’s a bad look for Waikato District Health Board to be dragging the chain on disclosing the expenses of its chief executive,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Independent investigation needed into Waikato DHB

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:35 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors working in New Zealand’s public hospitals is calling for an independent investigation into the orthopaedics situation at Waikato District Health Board following revelations that managers are over-riding clinical decisions. More >>

Targets are a poor barometer of the public health system

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 3:21 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The national health targets are a poor barometer of how well the public health system is serving patients and their communities, despite the rhetoric coming from the Government,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ... More >>

Senior doctors urged to speak out for patients missing out

Friday, 18 November 2016, 1:56 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Christchurch surgeon Associate Professor Phil Bagshaw, who chairs the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust, is calling on doctors to actively speak out for their patients who are missing out on much-needed health care and for the provision of a quality ... More >>

Challenge of increasing frailty in aging population

Friday, 18 November 2016, 1:53 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Doctors and health decision-makers need to get their heads around the idea of increasing frailty within New Zealand’s aging population and plan to deal with this effectively, a conference of senior doctors and dentists has been told. More >>

Mid-Staffordshire hospital scandal happening in slow motion

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 10:23 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Mid-Staffordshire hospital scandal is happening in slow motion in New Zealand, says Dr Hein Stander, the President of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Unacceptable of hospital bosses to try to muzzle doctors

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 1:40 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It is unconscionable of hospital bosses to try to muzzle resident medical officers to prevent them voicing their concerns over fatigue and related matters,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Shortage of senior doctors at MidCentral DHB

Friday, 4 November 2016, 11:02 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A survey of clinical leaders at MidCentral District Health Board has identified a significant shortage of hospital specialists. More >>

 

 

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