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Endemic Covid Will Expose Lack Of Health Workforce Investment And Cost Lives

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 12:41 pm | ASMS

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialist Toi Mata Hauora says endemic Covid is set to expose the long-term lack of investment and planning in New Zealand’s health workforce, costing lives. The Government has detailed how the health system ... More >>

Mandatory Vaccination Welcome - Booster Planning Next Step

Monday, 11 October 2021, 5:54 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says planning for Covid boosters must follow today’s decision on mandatory vaccination for health workers. ASMS welcomes mandatory vaccination for health workers as a common-sense ... More >>

Welcome End To Residency Uncertainty – Now Let’s Sort MIQ

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 11:00 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says the Government’s move to fast-track residency visa applications is a positive step, but urgent consideration now needs to be given to prioritising medical staff into MIQ. Thousands of people ... More >>

A Roadmap To Health Equity By 2040

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 10:36 am | ASMS

A new report finds that, based on current trends, it will take a century for Māori to catch up with pakeha New Zealanders in terms of life expectancy. The Creating Solutions Te Ara Whai Tika report by the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Senior Doctors Call For Strong Clinical Voice To Lead Health Reforms

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 12:21 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora welcomes the appointment of one of its members to the interim board of Health New Zealand, saying the voice of frontline clinicians must be heard as the Government pushes forward with sweeping ... More >>

Ten-year Mental Health Plan Could Prove A Long Wait

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 4:17 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora is greeting a new plan to improve mental health with cautious optimism but warns ten years could prove a very long wait. The Government has announced a ten-year strategy – Kia Manawanui ... More >>

Residency shambles for essential health staff

Monday, 30 August 2021, 10:57 am | ASMS

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora is calling on the Government to urgently address residency difficulties for doctors and other desperately needed health workers. More >>

Vaccine fast-tracking needed for medical families and whānau

Friday, 20 August 2021, 4:02 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora is calling for families and whānau of medical staff to be fast-tracked for Covid vaccination. More >>

Indicators Framework Won’t Solve Health Staffing Crisis

Friday, 6 August 2021, 3:59 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says what would make a real difference to patient care in New Zealand is key indicators on safe and sufficient staffing levels. The Health Minister Andrew Little has announced that ... More >>

Senior Doctors To Hold Stopwork Meetings

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 10:48 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Senior hospital doctors and dentists who are members of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists will hold a series of stopwork meetings next month to discuss their stalled employment contract negotiations. Stopworks will be held at every DHB ... More >>

Patience Running Thin On Mental Health Upgrades

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 12:55 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says patients and staff will be disappointed that an inquiry into progress on planned new mental health services has been knocked off the political agenda. Government MPs on Parliament’s ... More >>

Mental Health – A Tsunami Of Unmet Need

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 9:51 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A new report by the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora shows New Zealand cannot afford to waste another three years watching the crisis in mental health spiral further out of control. The report - What Price Mental Health? ... More >>

‘Fix-it’ Notice Needed On Critical Health System Understaffing

Friday, 18 June 2021, 1:10 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says an urgent ‘fix-it’ notice needs to be issued to address an understaffing crisis across the health system. According to Radio New Zealand, Worksafe has issued Wellington Free Ambulance with ... More >>

Senior Doctors Throw Their Support Behind Striking Nurses

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 8:55 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora is fully supporting striking nurses in their fight for fair pay and safe staffing. 30,000 members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation are walking off the job for eight hours today ... More >>

Investment In Health Workforce Needs To Follow Budget Boost

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 4:39 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says the Government is showing real commitment in trying to correct decades of underfunding in health, but it shouldn’t forget the commitment of the people who keep the system going. ... More >>

Senior Doctors Battle Entrenched Burnout

Friday, 7 May 2021, 9:00 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A survey by the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora, shows one in two senior doctors are experiencing high levels of burnout and there has been no improvement in the past five years. Burnout is an occupational syndrome caused ... More >>

Public Sector Pay Restraint A ‘kick In The Teeth’

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 1:45 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says the Government’s ongoing public sector pay restraint is a kick in the teeth to senior doctors and dentists who keep core health services going and have kept New Zealanders safe and ... More >>

Bold Response To Tackle Stressed Health System

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 11:32 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says the Government has chosen a bold path of health reform, but increased health funding and investment must sit alongside. The Health Minister Andrew Little has announced a generational ... More >>

Urgent Action Required On Cervical Cancer Self-swabbing

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 12:20 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora supports the call for the Ministry of Health to quit stalling the rollout of a life-saving and low-cost measure that will save the lives of many women and improve health equity. Self-swabbing ... More >>

Big Tick For Fluoridation Decision - More Brave Action Needed

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 4:22 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists is welcoming the Government’s legislative decision to hand over control of water fluoridation to the Director General of Health but is urging even stronger action to improve the oral health of New Zealanders. ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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