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Loss Of Orthopaedic Surgeons Will Exacerbate Estimated 33% Shortage Of Senior Doctors

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 1:19 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The loss of two long-standing orthopaedic surgeons at Wairarapa DHB will exacerbate an already serious staffing shortage at Wairarapa DHB, says the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists. ASMS has just released the results of a staffing survey carried ... More >>

DHBs Need To Employ GPs Directly To Ease Shortages

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 4:11 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says a chronic shortage of family doctors in Northland is no surprise. RNZ is reporting that the shortage means patients are waiting up to two weeks to see a GP, while Whangarei Hospital is sending about ... More >>

Hutt Valley DHB running short on senior doctors

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 10:57 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Hutt Valley District Health Board is operating with a significant shortage of senior doctors, according to a staffing survey carried out by the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists. ASMS has been looking at senior doctor staffing levels ... More >>

Health infrastructure investment part of much-needed catchup

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 4:47 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists is pleased to see the government committing to much-needed investment in health infrastructure, with many facilities and hospitals running at breaking point. More >>

Plunging DHB deficits prove the pie is too small

Friday, 17 January 2020, 6:36 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Reports that DHB deficits are set to plunge even further this year are yet more proof that underfunding is bringing hospitals to their knees, says the new Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Sarah Dalton. More >>

Hospital planners need to 'listen up'

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 3:00 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union says if New Zealand wants public hospitals which are fit for purpose into the future, DHBs and planners need to listen to the experts who work in them. More >>

Doctors call for reversal of food industry self-policing

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 1:27 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate use 17 December 2019 Doctors call for urgent reversal of food industry self-policing in battle against obesity More >>

Tribute to ASMS members in the wake of the Whakaari tragedy

Monday, 16 December 2019, 1:11 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

This week’s tragedy on Whakaari/White Island has grabbed headlines across the country and around the world. ASMS wishes to express its deep sympathy for the victims and their families. More >>

Whakaari tragedy: message of support from Australia

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:49 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists has received a message of support from specialists on the other side of the Tasman. The President of the Australian Salaried Medical Officers’ Federation Geoff Dodd said: ... More >>

Further evidence of doctor burnout and workload pressures

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11:26 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, is welcoming a report from the Medical Protection Society which provides further evidence of doctor burnout and high workload pressures. More >>

Electives only half the story

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 3:15 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A drop in elective procedures is a symptom of a public health system overwhelmed by acute patients surging into hospitals requiring immediate and often life-saving care, says Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) Executive Director ... More >>

ASMS message to DHB Chairs and appointees

Saturday, 7 December 2019, 3:54 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

ASMS message to DHB Chairs and appointees The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) welcomes the District Health Board Chairs and board appointees announced by Health Minister David Clark. More >>

Yawning trans-Tasman salary gap for medical specialists

Friday, 29 November 2019, 11:06 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

New research reveals medical specialists in New Zealand’s public hospitals are, on average, earning as much as 60 percent less than their Australian counterparts. More >>

ASMS President address to annual conference

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 9:53 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou, katoa. Welcome ASMS delegates, invited speakers, visitors from NZ and overseas, media, politicians and others to the 31st Annual conference of ASMS. I’m Murray Barclay, President of ASMS, and a gastroenterologist and clinical ... More >>

Gender pay gap affects specialists – new study

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 8:07 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union will ask District Health Boards to introduce gender pay audits after independently-conducted research found female specialists are paid 12.5% less per hour than their male colleagues. More >>

Tipping point reached in public hospitals

Sunday, 24 November 2019, 3:58 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Hospital specialists around the country warn that public hospitals have reached a tipping point in a new report entitled: Hospitals on the Edge . More >>

DHB bailouts symptomatic of underfunding

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 7:12 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Emergency cash injections for DHBs are a symptom of a woefully inadequate budget planning process that is increasingly an exercise in futility, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Executive Director Ian Powell says. More >>

Being a woman in New Zealand’s senior medical workforce

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 11:49 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A study examining gender bias and other challenges faced by women in New Zealand’s senior medical workforce was launched today at Parliament by Minister for Women and Associate Minister of Health Julie Anne Genter. More >>

Alarming shortfall of specialists at country’s largest DHB

Friday, 25 October 2019, 5:35 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A survey by the senior doctors’ union estimates the number of specialists at the Auckland District Health Board is 20% down on what’s needed to provide safe and appropriate care to patients. The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists has ... More >>

Whanganui and Tairawhiti DHBs carry specialist shortfalls

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 4:41 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Staffing surveys carried out by the senior doctors’ union estimate specialist numbers at two smaller North Island DHBs are well down on what’s needed to provide quality and timely treatment for patients. More >>

 

 

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