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Government’s Arrogance Over TPPA Secrecy

Monday, 17 August 2015, 1:23 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Trade Minister Tim Groser has demonstrated breathtaking arrogance in dismissing concerns about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) raised by health professionals and the general public,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ... More >>

Secrecy of TPPA documents heads to court

Friday, 31 July 2015, 5:16 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A legal challenge to the secrecy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations will be launched in the High Court next week. More >>

Achieving Patient-Centred Care Or Floccinaucinihipilfication

Friday, 31 July 2015, 3:15 pm | ASMS

Thank you for the opportunity to address you again. As always my comments are personal observations, although in broad terms at least I believe they are consistent with the Association’s view on the matters discussed. In this address I would like to ... More >>

Government admits the TPPA will push up medicine costs

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 1:59 pm | ASMS

“Finally, we get an admission from the Government that medicine costs will rise under the secret Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA),” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Proposed DHB funding shake-up makes no sense

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 12:25 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Changing the way public hospitals are funded without proper consideration risks fragmenting health funding, disrupting patient services and undermining innovation,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

More signs of growing unmet health need

Monday, 27 July 2015, 2:55 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The latest figures out of a district health board are further evidence that an increasing number of people are not getting the health care they need from public hospitals,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ... More >>

Trade minister must listen to medical specialists on TPP

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 9:28 am | ASMS

“Trade Minister Tim Groser must listen to the serious warning raised by medical specialists over the threats to patients and taxpayers in the Trans Pacific trade negotiations. He damages his government’s credibility by dismissing them as politically ... More >>

DHBs continue to fall short on workplace culture

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 10:32 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“District health boards are continuing to fall woefully short when it comes to providing a workplace culture that encourages clinical leadership in health decision-making,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

DHBs Need to Lift their Game

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 11:17 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Hospital specialists are very disappointed at the lack of progress district health boards have made on distributive clinical leadership in recent years,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Shortage of Paediatric Surgeons

Friday, 26 June 2015, 9:17 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Paediatric surgeons are struggling to keep up with the level of need in New Zealand’s communities, and are working short-handed,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

ASMS Urges Government to Better Support, Not Punish DHB

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 3:12 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Canterbury District Health Board has an enormous amount of work on its plate due to the prolonged impact of the devastation of the earthquakes and not enough money to do it – but it also has some of the best DHB leadership in the country,” says ... More >>

ASMS Support for Reseaarch into Unmet Health Need

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 9:09 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors and dentists in New Zealand’s public hospitals is throwing its weight behind a research project to measure the true extent of unmet adult health need in this country. More >>

TPPA document release shows pharmac will be undermined

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 9:09 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government has serious questions to answer about how it plans to protect the country’s drugs-buying agency, Pharmac, following the release of a significant Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) document,” says Ian Powell, Executive ... More >>

ASMS welcomes HDC appointment

Friday, 5 June 2015, 1:12 pm | ASMS

“The ASMS welcomes the reappointment of Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill for a second term,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Rural hospitals’ services vulnerable

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 11:12 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Southern District Health Board’s efforts to tighten its financial belt are clearly going to have very serious consequences for rural hospitals,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Government fails - again - to invest in health workforce

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 5:31 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government has failed, yet again, to use its Budget to invest in the health workforce which is the prime source of maintaining and improving the quality of patient care. This leaves hospital specialists to wonder what services might be compromised ... More >>

Government figures mask true level of medical workforce need

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 11:04 am | ASMS

“The Government’s latest figures on the state of the medical workforce overlook one essential fact – New Zealand needs an extra 100 senior doctors every year on top of the modest increases we’re seeing in the health workforce,” says Ian Powell, ... More >>

Bleak winter ahead for dunstan hospital services

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 4:08 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Winter is coming for Dunstan Hospital in central Otago as it faces a $1 million budget shortfall, closure of hospital beds, and staff and service reductions,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

New Health Minister - no pressure!

Friday, 17 April 2015, 11:47 am | ASMS

Since the last Industrial Coordination Committee the environment in New Zealand has changed. This includes: More >>

Leading Thinker on Health Systems Returns to New Zealand

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 11:14 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Professor Martin McKee from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine will address senior medical and dental staff in three district health boards next week. More >>

 

 

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