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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 >>

DHBs must act on patient safety risks

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 3:44 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) says the inadequate treatment of urology patients in Southern District Health Board is distressing and should serve as a broad reminder to DHB management to listen when specialists raise concerns. More >>

Gaping shortage of hospital specialists in Northland

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 9:55 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A staffing survey carried out by the senior doctors’ union, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, has found a gaping shortfall of hospital specialists at the Northland DHB. More >>

No more excuses on specialist shortages crisis

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 3:11 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Patients are increasingly being turned away for treatment and there can be no more excuses from the Government over properly funding district health boards to boost specialist numbers in public hospitals, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the ... More >>

Doctors’ patience wearing thin

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 2:03 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The patience of senior doctors at Midcentral District Health Board is wearing thin as they sound serious warnings around inadequate and failing hospital infrastructure, says Angela Belich, Acting Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ... More >>

Women patients pay price of staffing shortages

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 8:19 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Women patients are paying the price for gaping holes as dire staffing shortages put hospitals on the edge, says Angela Belich, Acting Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Increase in doctors welcome amid unprecedented demand

Monday, 7 October 2019, 12:13 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Figures showing an increase in District Health Board employed doctors are positive, but the health service is under immense pressure, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) Acting Executive Director Angela Belich says. More >>

Urgent need to resolve industrial disputes

Friday, 27 September 2019, 10:04 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

District Health Boards must act urgently to resolve an industrial dispute affecting four separate groups of health professionals in order to prevent planned strikes, says Angela Belich, Acting Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ... More >>

Young people take action on climate change

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 10:13 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The young people taking part in climate action events around New Zealand tomorrow are raising awareness of a serious environmental threat, says Angela Belich, Acting Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Use of motels demonstrates perils of short-termism

Monday, 23 September 2019, 12:08 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

News that Wellington Hospital is using motels to deal with patient over-flow is a consequence of the short-termism that characterises new hospital builds in New Zealand, says Angela Belich, Acting Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ... More >>

 

 

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