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Dramatic rise in acute hospital patients

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 11:26 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Years of under-funding the public health system and other social services have resulted in a dramatic increase in acute hospital admissions,” says Lyndon Keene, Director of Policy and Research at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

ACC adds insult to injury

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 3:48 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“ACC has added insult to injury by planning to cut medical advisory staffing and then responding in a very cavalier way to our members’ quite reasonable requests for improvements to their collective employment agreement,” says Lloyd Woods, Senior ... More >>

Health bosses need to step up

Monday, 18 June 2018, 2:30 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It’s up to health bosses now to put aside their point-scoring and knuckle down to the task of reaching an agreement with nurses to avoid national strikes,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Taranaki DHB Laboratory Privatisation Bid Ditched

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 12:10 pm | ASMS

“Senior doctors are delighted the DHB has finally put the brakes on its attempt to privatise its hospital laboratory after dragging its heels on the matter,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

ACC review needs to be open and transparent

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 9:55 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union is calling for a review into the conduct of ACC’s chief executive and the organisation’s culture to be open and transparent. More >>

Minister’s Letter to health bosses a missed opportunity

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 9:46 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Health Minister’s Letter of expectations to health bosses a missed opportunity to address workforce crisis More >>

Public health services in crisis require urgent Govt fix

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 9:42 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government must fix the crisis with patient care at Auckland’s Middlemore Hospital urgently to ensure the struggling services there do not break down further as we head into what could be a disastrous winter,” says Ian Powell, Executive ... More >>

A missed opportunity to address workforce crisis

Sunday, 27 May 2018, 11:39 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Health Minister’s Letter of expectations to health bosses a missed opportunity to address workforce crisis More >>

Public health services in crisis require urgent fix

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 11:29 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government must fix the crisis with patient care at Auckland’s Middlemore Hospital urgently to ensure the struggling services there do not break down further as we head into what could be a disastrous winter,” says Ian Powell, Executive ... More >>

ACC proposes slashing medical advisory staffing

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 11:16 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

ACC plans to cut its medical advisory staffing by almost 20%, says Lloyd Woods, Senior Industrial Officer at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Reports highlight failure of specialist workforce planning

Monday, 21 May 2018, 9:27 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Reports that much-needed medical graduates from overseas are unable to find jobs in New Zealand highlight the appalling failure of workforce planning for hospital specialist positions by the Government’s agency Health Workforce New Zealand and ... More >>

Relief for public health in sight but a lot more needed

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:57 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government’s health budget revealed today offers some relief to the cash-strapped public health system but clearly much more will be required to reverse years of under-resourcing,” says Lyndon Keene, Director of Policy and Research at the Association of Salaried ... More >>

ASSM: Fingers crossed for the budget

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 2:22 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Public hospital specialists are desperately hoping the first Budget from the new coalition government will make a real difference to waiting lists, high levels of unmet health needs and the increasingly bare cupboards,” says Lyndon Keene, Director ... More >>

Call to abolish capital charges on DHBs

Monday, 14 May 2018, 1:28 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Capital charges on the country’s district health boards should be scrapped, says Lyndon Keene, Director of Policy and Research for the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Senior doctors welcome Government decision ruling out PPP

Monday, 14 May 2018, 11:24 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Senior doctors and dentists will be pleased the Government is taking a sensible approach to the Dunedin Hospital rebuild by ruling out private investment,” says Angela Belich, Deputy Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Hospital administration staff essential

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 3:41 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Administration and clerical staff working in public hospitals provide essential support to front line clinical staff, including senior doctors and dentists, and need to be paid fairly,” says Angela Belich, Deputy Executive Director of the Association ... More >>

Threat to New Zealand’s public health services re-emerges

Friday, 13 April 2018, 10:45 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“New Zealand has further cause to worry about the implications for our health system with the news that the US President is considering rejoining the international trade deal formerly known as the TPPA,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of ... More >>

Health workforce matters too

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 3:14 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Health Minister’s annual ‘letter of expectations’ to the country’s district health boards needs to spell out the importance of fixing longstanding workforce shortages as well as the run-down state of our public hospitals,” says Ian Powell, ... More >>

New President and National Executive: senior doctors’ union

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 3:39 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), says a new National Executive takes office for a three-year term from 1 April. More >>

ASMS research on bullying published in BMJ Open

Monday, 26 March 2018, 12:02 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Ground-breaking ASMS research into the prevalence and consequences of bullying within New Zealand’s senior medical workforce has been published in the BMJ Open, a journal for medical researchers around the world. More >>

 

 

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