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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 >>

Doctors back West Coast protest over funding decisions

Friday, 25 August 2017, 9:32 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Senior doctors support tomorrow’s protest by West Coast people over the shoddy decision-making and flawed funding model for a new local medical facility,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Senior doctors call on to take over Waikato investigation

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 4:41 pm | ASMS

“The State Services Commission needs to take over the investigation into the expenses of Waikato District Health Board Chief Executive Nigel Murray,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Propaganda about PPP benefits doesn’t stack up with evidence

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 2:56 pm | ASMS

“Private investment interests can try spinning the benefits of public private partnerships however they like but the international evidence shows quite clearly that they’re a flawed, expensive funding model,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the ... More >>

Flawed Public Private Partnership model

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 8:00 pm | ASMS

“A new public hospital for Dunedin is long overdue and very welcome but it needs to be fully funded by the Government instead of allowing private investors to profit at the expense of patient care,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ... More >>

Notifying DHB Chairs of Media Interest

Friday, 18 August 2017, 10:44 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Notifying DHB Chairs of media interest fine as long as it’s not an attempt to control debate More >>

Senior Doctors Back Calls to Fix Flaws in Equal Pay Bill

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 12:16 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals is backing calls for the Government to address serious flaws with its proposed equal pay and pay equity legislation. More >>

Patient care at Dunedin Hospital suffers

Friday, 4 August 2017, 1:25 pm | ASMS

Patient care at Dunedin Hospital suffers as a result of years of neglect and ignoring warnings from specialists More >>

Where Has Our Health Leadership Gone?

Monday, 31 July 2017, 9:10 am | ASMS

Address to the Hospital and Community Dentistry Conference in Christchurch by Ian Powell, Executive Director, ASMS More >>

Government message to DHB heads: ‘Keep quiet or else’

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 5:25 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Treasury’s release of papers about Canterbury District Health Board’s (CDHB) financial performance appears to have been deliberately designed to intimidate and silence senior DHB officials who have dared to question the adequacy of government ... More >>

Why senior doctors are thinking of leaving public hospitals

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 9:21 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Feelings of disillusionment, exhaustion and low morale are driving senior doctors to consider leaving New Zealand’s public hospitals much earlier than they would otherwise. More >>

Budget Mental Health Funding Boost is a Cut in Real Terms

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 10:26 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Government’s big Budget promises of additional mental health funding are nothing more than a cruel deception on people already struggling to get the help they need, says the Council of Trade Unions (CTU) and the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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