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Senior doctors welcome anti-bullying initiative

Monday, 29 May 2017, 1:46 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union is welcoming news of an agreement between Auckland District Health Board and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) to tackle bullying and other unprofessional behaviour. More >>

Health funding falls short of what is needed - again

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:22 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government’s decision today not to fund public health care to the level needed is a serious blow for New Zealand’s communities,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Closure of Taranaki trust yet another sign of neglect

Friday, 19 May 2017, 2:05 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The closure of a Taranaki trust set up to pay for surgery for people who have been turned down by the public health system highlights yet another example of the Government’s failure to address high levels of unmet health need,” says Ian Powell, ... More >>

DHB being pushed into funding deal

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:17 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government is trying to force a public ‘private’ partnership on the West Coast District Health Board that would take money away from patient care and hand it to third party investors,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ... More >>

Public hospital senior doctor numbers still too low

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 3:52 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The number of senior doctors working in our public hospitals is not enough for the level of health care needed out in the community, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Women in medicine network takes off

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 11:32 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Nearly 3500 women doctors practising in New Zealand, or soon to be, have joined an online network since it was established in February. More >>

Clinical Leadership & Medical Workforce in DHBs

Saturday, 8 April 2017, 1:23 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

ADDRESS TO THE MEDICAL STUDENTS ASSOCIATION CLINICAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO, CHRISTCHURCH, 8 APRIL 2017 More >>

New research findings paint damning picture

Friday, 24 March 2017, 2:15 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

New research findings published in today’s New Zealand Medical Journal paint a damning picture of the level of unmet health need in this country, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Adequate time needed for outpatient appointments

Friday, 10 March 2017, 11:21 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The tragic situation of a woman who wasn’t told she had cancer until it was too late raises questions about the amount of time being allocated for outpatient appointments at the Waikato District Health Board, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the ... More >>

Survey results take the pulse of a workforce under pressure

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 10:40 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A survey reporting significant concern with under-staffing and inadequate resourcing in the public health system will resonate with senior doctors, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Senior doctors acknowledge Annette King’s work in health

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 4:12 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), acknowledges the considerable work Labour’s Deputy Leader and health spokesperson Annette King has done in her time in Parliament and wishes her all the best for the ... More >>

Poor retention rates for overseas-trained doctors in NZ

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:06 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

New Zealand’s success in attracting overseas-trained doctors isn’t matched by our ability to hang onto them, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Senior medical workforce shortages must not be allowed

Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:46 pm | ASMS

“Health decision-makers and senior managers need to step up in 2017 to deal with the ongoing and often invisible struggles that senior doctors and others face to keep New Zealand’s public health system functioning,” says Ian Powell, Executive ... More >>

Health bosses happy to receive, less willing to give

Monday, 9 January 2017, 1:30 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The latest report on district health board chief executive salaries shows that health bosses are continuing to get higher pay rises than they’re prepared to give others,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ... More >>

ASMS advice in respect of the next RMO strike

Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 3:25 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

This is not the way I anticipated greeting members at the start of 2017. But we are at where we are at. It has now been confirmed that there will be a further (second) national strike by resident medical officers, this time for 72 hours commencing at ... More >>

The need for greater physician advocacy in the 21st century

Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 2:50 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Senior doctors naturally advocate for their patients as part of providing quality health care but there are interesting questions to consider about what form this advocacy should take and how far it should go,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director ... More >>

Hospital specialists saddened by tragic death

Monday, 2 January 2017, 1:50 pm | ASMS

“Hospital specialists are saddened by the tragic death of our Whanganui Branch President Dr Chris Cresswell while mountain bike riding last Saturday,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Alarm bells going off in the public health sector

Wednesday, 28 December 2016, 1:25 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“How many times do alarm bells have to go off in the public health sector before the Government and hospital bosses sit up and take notice,” asks Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Regulating accountability of senior health bosses

Friday, 23 December 2016, 11:15 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A call by the head of an inquiry into one of the United Kingdom’s worst hospital scandals for better regulation of senior health managers raises questions about whether something similar should be looked at in New Zealand, says Ian Powell, Executive ... More >>

Need for well-resourced sexual health service

Friday, 16 December 2016, 10:34 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“A report on a syphilis outbreak in the Auckland region highlights the need for a properly resourced sexual health service there,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

 

 

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