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Single Chief Executive for two DHBs is a mistake

Friday, 12 October 2018, 2:01 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The decision to appoint a single chief executive to lead two Wellington region district health boards is a mistake,” says Angela Belich, Deputy Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Minister asked to put pathology back on short supply list

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 2:05 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union has asked the Minister for Economic Development, David Parker, to reverse his Ministry’s decision to remove pathology from the Government’s list of essential skills in short supply. More >>

Senior doctors welcome Government’s recognition

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 1:45 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union has welcomed the Government’s recognition of the importance of universal public health services and the need for further improvements. More >>

Canterbury survey results sign of senior doctor shortages

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 12:02 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“A survey of senior doctor staffing at Canterbury District Health Board highlights once again the extent to which hospitals are working short-handed,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Government needs to stop break-up of forensic pathology

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 11:48 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government needs to listen closely to the small group of highly trained clinical experts working in the country’s national forensic pathology service, who are warning of unintended consequences in years to come if the service is dismantled,” says ... More >>

Homicides could be missed if forensic service collapses

Monday, 20 August 2018, 10:24 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The national forensic pathology service in this country is on the brink of collapse – and Justice Minister Andrew Little is refusing to intervene despite the advice of clinical experts, says the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Nurses’ pay deal welcomed by senior doctors

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 2:12 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Senior doctors welcome today’s news of a pay deal reached with nurses and congratulate this group of health professionals on their perseverance and determination,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Legislated health targets not the answer

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 2:34 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Legislated health targets would be a clunky, heavy-handed way to monitor public hospitals and could end up putting patients at risk,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

ACC medical advisors cancel strikes as talks progress

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 9:40 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“ACC’s medical advisors have called off planned strikes as significant progress has been made on two issues greatly concerning them,” says Lloyd Woods, a Senior Industrial Officer with the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Accord on hospital safe nurse staffing levels welcomed

Monday, 30 July 2018, 1:17 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Health Minister David Clark is to be commended for brokering an accord on safe nurse staffing levels in public hospitals,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Speech: ASSM - Elementary, Dear David

Saturday, 28 July 2018, 1:19 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

ADDRESS TO THE HOSPITAL AND COMMUNITY DENTISTRY CONFERENCE QUEENSTOWN, 28 JULY 2018 Ian Powell Executive Director Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ADDRESS TO THE HOSPITAL AND COMMUNITY DENTISTRY CONFERENCE More >>

Website forcing doctors into dubious business relationship

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 1:59 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Whitecoat website that rates doctors is looking more and more dubious on closer examination,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Website to rate doctors a serious concern

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 9:03 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The launch of a website that allows patients to rate their doctors sets a dubious precedent with no guarantee of greater transparency or improved quality of care,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Further strike today by ACC senior doctors

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 9:37 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

ACC medical advisors will walk off the job again today (Wednesday 25 July) for four hours over their unsettled collective employment agreement. More >>

Chilling impact of poverty on child health

Friday, 20 July 2018, 10:14 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Matted hair on maggot-infested scalps, rotting teeth in pre-schoolers, developmental delays, damp houses and poor nutrition – some of the results of poverty on child health reported by paediatricians on the clinical front line. More >>

Long wait times sign of deeper problems

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 11:47 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The long wait for important diagnostic scans at one of the country’s largest district health boards is yet another sign of unmet patient need catching public hospitals on the hop,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of ... More >>

Health Minister at the crossroads

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 10:42 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Minister of Health needs to avoid the easy but wrong-headed option of structural change in his review of New Zealand’s public health and disability sectors,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

ACC medical advisors on strike today

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 8:48 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The majority of highly experienced senior doctors employed by ACC to assess medical claims have gone on strike this morning for improvements to their collective employment agreement. More >>

Syphilis deaths highlight need for proper resourcing

Monday, 16 July 2018, 4:07 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The heart-wrenching news that babies have died from syphilis underscores yet again the importance of properly funding and resourcing essential health services,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

More support needed for breastfeeding senior doctors

Monday, 16 July 2018, 12:52 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Breastfeeding senior doctors returning to paid work in public hospitals after parental leave need suitable facilities and enough time to express milk or feed their babies, as well as supportive colleagues and managers, says Dr Charlotte Chambers, Principal ... More >>

 

 

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