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National ASMS Direct Feb 14

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 3:39 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Welcome to the 2nd issue for 2018 of ASMS Direct , our national electronic publication. You can also keep in touch with the latest news and views on health issues relevant to public hospital specialists via our website www.asms.nz , which contains links ... More >>

Spend-up shows Ministry is out of touch

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 11:06 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The huge spend-up by the Ministry of Health’s former Director-General just shows out of touch the Ministry has become with the real world of cash-strapped hospitals and shortages in front line clinical staff,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director ... More >>

Senior doctors ask for independent health assessment of CPTP

Friday, 26 January 2018, 4:15 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Senior doctors have strong concerns about the likely impact of the so-called Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on New Zealanders’ health and health services. More >>

Senior doctors ask health assessment of trade deal

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 10:23 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors is asking the Government when an independent assessment will be carried out into the health impact of the international trade deal formerly known as the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). More >>

Doctors Welcome Removal of Chair of Dunedin Hospital Rebuild

Friday, 8 December 2017, 12:46 pm | ASMS

Senior Doctors Welcome Removal of Chair of Dunedin Hospital Rebuild Group But More to Be Done Including Clinical Leadership More >>

Senior doctors welcome SFO scrutiny of Nigel Murray

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 12:23 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors and dentists working in New Zealand’s public hospitals is welcoming news of a Serious Fraud Office inquiry into the spending of former Waikato District Health Board Chief Executive Nigel Murray. More >>

Bullying of Senior Doctors Rife in Public Health System

Friday, 24 November 2017, 9:35 am | ASMS

A major survey published today of senior doctors and dentists working in New Zealand’s public health system found more than a third had been bullied at work, and two-thirds had witnessed others being bullied. More >>

New Health Minister off to good start

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:20 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

New Health Minister David Clark pressed all the right buttons with his address to senior doctors and dentists this morning,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

DHB Chief Executive unfair to scapegoat senior doctors

Monday, 6 November 2017, 10:42 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The chief executive of Southern District Health Board is undermining his credibility by scapegoating senior doctors for a situation they have no control over,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Time for Waikato DHB Chair to show accountability

Sunday, 5 November 2017, 12:52 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It’s becoming increasingly obvious that Waikato District Health Board Chair Bob Simcock has to demonstrate accountability by resigning in order to help end the embarrassment over the excessive expenditure by the DHB’s former chief executive, ... More >>

Senior doctors commend Health Minister for seeking answers

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 12:35 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The new Health Minister is to be commended for seeking answers to Waikato District Health Board’s dubious decision to spend millions of dollars on a virtual health strategy,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ... More >>

It’s not just housing affected by the TPPA, Prime Minister

Monday, 30 October 2017, 12:14 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The new Government needs to also keep the potential impact on health in mind as it prepares to take on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement over offshore investment in New Zealand’s housing market,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the ... More >>

Senior doctors welcome David Clark as new Health Minister

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 1:26 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Senior doctors will welcome the appointment of Dr David Clark as the new Minister of Health, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Significant shortage of senior doctors at Counties Manukau

Monday, 9 October 2017, 7:31 pm | ASMS

A survey of Counties Manukau District Health Board reveals a significant shortfall of senior hospital specialists, more than two and a half times larger than the number of vacancies officially recorded. More >>

Senior doctors applaud strong statement on public health

Friday, 29 September 2017, 8:59 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Senior doctors are welcoming a strong position statement from the New Zealand Medical Association on the value of investing in public health. More >>

How parties address burnout of hospital specialists

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 12:26 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Burnout among providing front-line clinical care in our public hospitals is an important issue that political parties aspiring to be the next government need to address,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ... More >>

Shortage of senior doctors at Nelson Marlborough DHB

Monday, 18 September 2017, 9:24 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A survey of senior doctors at Nelson Marlborough District Health Board has revealed a shortage of specialists nearly two and a half times larger than the number of vacancies officially recorded, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ... More >>

Significant shortfall of senior doctors

Monday, 11 September 2017, 10:48 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A survey of senior doctors at Capital & Coast District Health Board has revealed a shortage of specialists three and a half times larger than the number of vacancies officially recorded, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ... More >>

Charity Hospital’s 10th Birthday Celebration Bitter-Sweet

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 8:42 am | ASMS

“The fact local people are still having to go cap-in-hand for the health care their doctors say they need makes the 10thbirthday of the Canterbury Charity Hospital a bitter-sweet anniversary,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ... More >>

International Praise for Canterbury DHB, but not in NZ

Monday, 28 August 2017, 8:58 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It’s ironic that Canterbury’s public health system is being praised internationally for its vision and performance even as it faces ongoing attacks in New Zealand,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

 

 

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