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Doctor unions embrace common approach to issues

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 4:01 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Doctor unions embrace common approach to issues arising from safer rostering efforts More >>

Bitter dispute could have unintended consequences

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 11:21 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A winner-takes-all approach in the acrimonious junior doctor dispute could have the unintended effect of making hospital specialists think twice about district health boards as employers of choice, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ... More >>

DHBs’ false allegation on resident doctor union rights

Friday, 26 April 2019, 2:50 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

District Health Boards are misleading the public by repeatedly claiming the Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) is the only health sector union with the right to control some of their working conditions and then falsely describing this right as a union ... More >>

Removal of pathologists from skills shortage list unwise

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 10:09 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union says its concerns about the immigration status of pathologists have been acknowledged but the Government’s response falls well short of what is needed. More >>

Hospital specialists congratulate midwives on accord

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 11:26 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Hospital midwives are to be congratulated for successfully negotiating a safer staffing accord – and now it’s the turn of hospital specialists to have a similar agreement with the Government to address the serious workforce issues they’re dealing ... More >>

Phew!

Monday, 15 April 2019, 4:08 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Phew is the reaction from Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) to the news that the Employment Relations Authority will undertake a ‘facilitation’ of the long-running toxic industrial dispute between ... More >>

Senior doctors pleased review chief understands workforce

Monday, 15 April 2019, 9:26 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Senior doctors pleased health review chief understands importance of workforce More >>

DHBs urged to address hospital specialist burnout

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 10:08 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Stress, fatigue, and overwork are taking a toll on New Zealand’s public hospital specialists and District Health Boards need to do much more to support them, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) Executive Director Ian Powell says. More >>

ERA’s cool head needed to break impasse in RDA-DHB dispute

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 3:56 pm | ASMS

The senior doctors’ union is urging the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to help sort out the long-running industrial dispute between resident (junior) doctors and their district health boards (DHBs). More >>

More questions than answers on mental health

Monday, 8 April 2019, 1:56 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Mental Health and Addiction inquiry report has laudable aims but lacks detail about implementation and side-lines those who work in the sector, says Lyndon Keene, Director of Policy and Research at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Acute hospital admissions grow despite increased use of GPs

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 7:15 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Acute hospital admissions are increasing well above the population growth rate despite increased use of general practice (GP) services, says Lyndon Keene, Director of Policy and Research for the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Special message to ASMS members

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 9:10 am | ASMS

Following the shock and disbelief of the tragedy in Christchurch on Friday, the enormity of the incident is now beginning to sink in as the identities of the dead and seriously injured become known. To our Muslim members and to all who have relatives and friends ... More >>

Senior doctors’ union acknowledges Derek Wright

Sunday, 17 March 2019, 2:34 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union says departing Waikato District Health Board interim chief Derek Wright provided much-needed stability in the wake of the Nigel Murray scandal. More >>

Senior doctors urge Govt to address chronic pain burden

Friday, 8 March 2019, 1:26 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government needs to make sure the public health system has enough specialists to treat chronic pain to relieve the burden of suffering for patients and their families,” says Angela Belich, Deputy Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ... More >>

Hospital specialists under increasing pressure

Monday, 4 February 2019, 12:46 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Health bosses have under-estimated both the level of support for the ongoing strikes by resident (junior) doctors and the impact on hospital specialists who are shouldering heavy workloads as a result,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ... More >>

Research highlights hospital specialist shortage

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 9:36 am | ASMS

New Zealand needs at least another 1000 medical specialists to meet our growing health needs. That is the finding of two separate assessments of New Zealand’s specialist workforce needs in a new research paper published by the Association of Salaried ... More >>

DHBs acting irresponsibly in industrial dispute

Friday, 25 January 2019, 3:33 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By refusing the Medical Council’s offer to facilitate talks in the escalating industrial dispute affecting public hospitals, District Health Boards are putting hardworking hospital staff under increasing pressure and risk creating alarm among ... More >>

Solution to DHB financial deficits rests with Government

Saturday, 19 January 2019, 5:33 pm | ASMS

This was response to the published report that almost all DHBs were tracking towards financial deficits for the financial year ending 30 June from Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). https://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=12192429 More >>

Wellington GPs to strike again

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 12:32 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

GPs at Wellington’s Ora Toa Health practices will strike again tomorrow (FRIDAY) for a full day because of the employer’s stubborn refusal to include dentists in the collective agreement. More >>

ASMS Advice on RMO National Strike(s)

Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 10:14 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

In the last national ASMS Direct I reported on the challenges facing ASMS on navigating our way through anticipated but not confirmed resident medical officer national strikes. This included providing some context and discussing the DHBs’ bargaining strategy. ... More >>

 

 

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