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NZRDA’s open letter to ASMS members on safer rostering

Friday, 9 September 2016, 4:18 pm | ASMS

The New Zealand Resident Doctors Association has written an open letter to ASMS members about the NZRDA’s campaign for safer hours. A full copy of the letter is available here . More >>

Senior doctors congratulate South Island clerical workers

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 12:05 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Clerical staff working in the South Island’s public hospitals are to be congratulated for achieving a solid pay rise after many years of neglect,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Senior doctors welcome inquiry into contaminated water

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 3:04 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals is welcoming the Government’s decision to initiate an independent inquiry into the Havelock North water contamination issue. More >>

Senior doctors press hospital bosses for more leadership

Monday, 8 August 2016, 1:59 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals is calling on district health board bosses to let doctors behind the wheel of the health system. More >>

First survey identifies extent of DHB’s snr doctor shortage

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 1:19 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors and dentists has begun surveying the heads of departments in public hospitals to get an accurate picture of specialist shortages. More >>

The evidence for patient centred care

Monday, 18 July 2016, 1:14 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

If patient centred care is ultimately determined by the quality of the interaction between patient and doctor, the first question to address is how good that interaction is. More >>

The path to patient centred care in NZ’s health system

Friday, 24 June 2016, 4:09 pm | ASMS

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) has produced the first of a series of short papers arguing for patient centred care to be clearly driving changes in the health system. More >>

Another lean year ahead for cash-strapped public hospitals

Friday, 10 June 2016, 4:16 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government can fudge the figures all it wants but the reality is that it will be ordinary New Zealanders who miss out on operations and other treatment if the public health system continues to be short-changed,” says Angela Belich, Deputy ... More >>

Time for an honest look at funding of public health system

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:23 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

An article in the latest New Zealand Medical Journal , out today (Friday), dismantles claims that the cost of public health care in this country is excessive and unsustainable. More >>

Funding shortfalls for health set to continue under

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 3:47 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government had an opportunity to fund public hospitals and health care properly after years of funding shortfalls – and decided not to,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Senior Doctors Urge Govt to Properly Fund Public Health

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 9:15 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government has an opportunity this week to fix the longstanding problems which are preventing thousands of New Zealanders each year from getting the health care their doctors know they need,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ... More >>

A Bit Early to Break Out the Champagne, Minister

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 12:52 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It’s always good to have more doctors and nurses working in our public hospitals but the picture isn’t as rosy as the Government is suggesting,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Government data on patient referrals falls short

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 9:59 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The information on patient referrals released by the Government needs to be seen for what it is: a partial snapshot that falls seriously short of what we need to know about access to health care in this country,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director ... More >>

Wake up call for Ministry of Health

Sunday, 24 April 2016, 1:48 pm | ASMS

“The Ministry of Health needs to urgently repair its damaged relationship with Canterbury District Health Board if its senior leadership is to work effectively with senior doctors and hospital managers there,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director ... More >>

Fluoridation proposal hailed by senior doctors

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 10:49 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government is to be commended for its excellent decision to let district health boards, rather than councils, decide on fluoridation of local water supplies,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

People Missing Out on Surgery is a Dismal Situation

Monday, 11 April 2016, 2:18 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The latest survey findings are further dismal evidence that people are not getting the surgical treatment they need, and the Government needs to act to remedy this,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Return of the Empire by stealth

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 2:51 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It is increasingly difficult to avoid the conclusion that the Government is returning to the market approach to health that was tried and failed in the 1990s,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Medical students, senior doctors tackle workforce challenges

Friday, 1 April 2016, 11:43 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Medical students at the start of their careers will join forces with some of New Zealand’s most senior doctors and dentists today to tackle challenges for the future medical workforce. More >>

Rheumatology workforce shortage needs to be addressed

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 12:06 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“A shortage of rheumatologists in New Zealand’s public hospitals means a number of patients who need expert treatment are struggling to get it,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Extra mental health funding welcome

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 9:36 am | ASMS

“News of extra funding for mental health services in Canterbury will be welcome news for the senior doctors and other health professionals struggling to meet the post-earthquake need there,” says Angela Belich, Deputy Executive Director of the ... More >>

 

 

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