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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 >>

Dear David – A new year challenge

Monday, 7 January 2019, 2:44 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Health Minister David Clark could make a good start to 2019 by admitting there is a crisis in the specialist workforce, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) Executive Director Ian Powell says. More >>

Christmas Eve strike at five Wellington practices

Sunday, 23 December 2018, 1:58 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Doctors at five Wellington practices will strike for a full day tomorrow in the final action in a set of rolling strikes. More >>

More GP strikes likely in the new year

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 10:39 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Efforts to avert a full-day Christmas Eve strike have failed, and further strikes are now likely, after Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira again refused to engage with the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Last ditch effort to resolve industrial action

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 4:05 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) and Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira (Ora Toa Health) will meet tomorrow (Wednesday) in a last-gasp effort to resolve industrial action and prevent a full-day strike on Christmas Eve. Tomorrow will also ... More >>

Third Wellington GP strike to go ahead

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 5:15 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A third Wellington GP strike is set to go ahead tomorrow as general practitioners continue to show solidarity with their dental colleagues. More >>

Second Wellington GP strike planned for tomorrow

Sunday, 9 December 2018, 12:12 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Doctors at five Wellington general practices are due to strike for an hour tomorrow morning, the second in a series of walkouts over the exclusion of their dentist colleagues from their collective employment agreement. More >>

Doctors walked off the job at five Wellington GP practices

Friday, 7 December 2018, 5:32 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Doctors at five Wellington general practices walked off the job for an hour this morning over the exclusion of their dentist colleagues from the collective employment agreement covering doctors. More >>

GP strike to go ahead after employer refuses to budge

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 3:40 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Twenty-one doctors at five Iwi health provider practices will take the first ever strike action by New Zealand general practitioners tomorrow (Friday) after efforts to avert the strike failed. More >>

Health Minister needs to support senior doctor accord

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 7:25 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union says the Health Minister needs to get off the fence over the issue of a safe staffing accord for hospital specialists. More >>

Mental health and addiction inquiry report welcomed

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:15 pm | ASMS

The union for senior doctors (including psychiatrists) has welcomed today’s release of a new report into mental health, which acknowledges more needs to be done to strengthen the specialist workforce. More >>

Senior doctors call on Minister to support safe staffing

Monday, 3 December 2018, 8:19 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is calling on Health Minister David Clark to support the development of a safe staffing accord with senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals. More >>

Senior doctors call on Minister to support safe staffing

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 4:01 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is calling on Health Minister David Clark to support the development of a safe staffing accord with senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals. More >>

Senior doctors urge action on climate change

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 2:07 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Two senior health professionals are urging colleagues and the wider health sector to take a lead in the fight against climate change. More >>

Presidential Address - ASMS Annual Conference 2018

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:44 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Presidential Address - ASMS Annual Conference 2018 Professor Murray Barclay Recently I was on-call in our hospital over the weekend. It was a relatively typical weekend but highlighted to me a number of challenges faced by hospital specialists in New ... More >>

Pressure on female doctors highlighted in new research

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 7:16 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Research carried out by the union for senior doctors and dentists has revealed a need for both attitudinal and structural change to encourage more women to participate in the specialist workforce. More >>

Senior doctors welcome pay rise for hospital service workers

Monday, 26 November 2018, 11:55 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors and dentists is welcoming news of a significant pay rise for thousands of hospital service workers. More >>

Nice buildings – now the workforce need government action

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 3:17 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors and dentists is welcoming the Government’s promise of more money to fix the country’s run-down and cash-strapped hospitals, but says equal attention must be given to tackling problems with the senior medical workforce. More >>

 

 

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