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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 >>

Need for urgent action to relieve pressures on ophthalmology

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 11:20 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The unnecessary loss of eyesight by people waiting too long for appointments is a terrible reminder of what happens when a service is not adequately resourced,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

DHBs break off negotiations over SMO payments

Friday, 14 October 2016, 4:54 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

DHBs break off negotiations over SMO payments for additional work undertaken during RMO strike (18-20 October) More >>

ASMS National Direct - Farewell, Helen Kelly

Friday, 14 October 2016, 4:25 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

We are greatly saddened to hear of the death of Helen Kelly, former Council of Trade Unions leader and a determined advocate for improving the lives of working New Zealanders. During her eight years as CTU President she was always supportive of ASMS activities ... More >>

The loss of a compassionate warrior

Friday, 14 October 2016, 11:25 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Helen Kelly was a compassionate warrior who fought for the rights of ordinary working New Zealanders, and she will be greatly missed,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

ASMS advice for hospital specialists during planned strike

Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 5:33 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals is advising members of their ethical and legal obligations if the two-day strike planned by the union representing doctors in training goes ahead. The Association of Salaried Medical ... More >>

The human faces of medicine

Monday, 3 October 2016, 3:06 pm | ASMS

New Zealand’s doctors are writing from the heart in an innovative online project that shows what it is really like to practise medicine. More >>

NZRDA’s open letter to ASMS members on safer rostering

Friday, 9 September 2016, 4:18 pm | ASMS

The New Zealand Resident Doctors Association has written an open letter to ASMS members about the NZRDA’s campaign for safer hours. A full copy of the letter is available here . More >>

 

 

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