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Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) - Latest News [Page 1]

Te Whatu Ora Fails To Pay Doctors - Union Calls For Ministerial Intervention

Thursday, 29 February 2024, 9:23 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Te Whatu Ora is failing to meet its contractual obligations to pay its senior doctors correctly and the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists - Toi Mata Hauora is calling on Minister of Health Dr. Shane Reti to step in to fix ongoing payroll issues. ... More >>

Toi Mata Hauora ASMS Completes Pay Negotiations With Te Whatu Ora - Achieves CPI Increase

Friday, 1 December 2023, 10:22 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists have settled their pay negotiations with Te Whatu Ora ending months of bargaining and industrial action. More than 90 per cent of polled ASMS members voted to accept Te Whatu Ora’s latest pay offer ... More >>

Senior Doctors' Strike To Escalate To Full Days As Pay Talks Stall

Friday, 15 September 2023, 1:34 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Senior Doctors and Dentists employed by Te Whatu Ora will strike for 24 hours as industrial action intensifies. ASMS members voted overwhelmingly for two additional strikes in October. This includes a 12-hour strike on October 2 and a 24-hour strike ... More >>

A Good Day For Teeth

Saturday, 2 September 2023, 8:17 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Today’s announcement by the Labour Party of free dental for under-30s, alongside the Green Party’s already announced policy of free dental for all, means we are making real progress on oral health, says ASMS Executive Director Sarah Dalton. "The ... More >>

Our Doctors Are Leaving The Public Health System

Thursday, 31 August 2023, 3:00 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

At the same time as collective agreement negotiations with Te Whatu Ora have broken down and senior doctors and dentists are about to embark on unprecedented strike action, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists - Toi Mata Hauora is releasing ... More >>

Te Whatu Ora’s Workforce Data Mystifies Doctors

Tuesday, 22 August 2023, 1:30 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Senior doctors are mystified by many of the figures Te Whatu Ora is issuing in response to yesterday’s vote to strike, says ASMS Executive Director Sarah Dalton. "Their figures about average earnings of a senior doctor, pay increases they claim to be ... More >>

Senior Doctors To Take Unprecedented Strike Action

Monday, 21 August 2023, 5:47 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Senior doctors and dentists employed by Te Whatu Ora have voted resoundingly in favour of nationwide strikes for the first time in New Zealand, following the breakdown of their pay negotiations. The strike action comes as negotiations between Te Whatu ... More >>

Third Medical School Is Good Thinking - ASMS

Wednesday, 5 July 2023, 11:54 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists - Toi Mata Hauora is heartened by the National Party’s proposal to establish a third medical school in Kirikiriroa. "We need to train and retain more doctors here in Aotearoa. We cannot maintain ... More >>

Fifty New Med School Places A Good Start But Only The Beginning

Friday, 16 June 2023, 2:57 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists - Toi Mata Hauora has welcomed the Government’s decision to increase medical student numbers. "More medical students strengthen our medical workforce pipeline," said ASMS Executive Director Sarah ... More >>

Seven-day Isolation Is Common Sense - ASMS

Wednesday, 12 April 2023, 11:57 am | ASMS

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists - Toi Mata Hauora (ASMS) fully supports the Government’s announcement to continue with the Covid 7-day isolation period. "Staying at home when you are sick is common sense, as well as common courtesy ... More >>

Five Reasons Why We Need A Māori Health Authority, And Five Questions For Political Parties

Friday, 3 February 2023, 3:06 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

 Successive governments have acknowledged the impact of healthcare inequalities on whānau Māori but failed to make sufficient and sustained investment or enact structural change and do things differently.  The Crown’s failure to meet ... More >>

ASMS Welcomes Specialist Led Health System

Tuesday, 31 January 2023, 4:33 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists welcomes former ASMS member Dr Ayesha Verrall into her new role as Minister of Health. "Dr Verrall brings significant professional experience sharpened by her time in Parliament serving as the Associate ... More >>

Extend $1,000 Dental Grants To Those Earning Less Than Living Wage

Thursday, 1 December 2022, 1:15 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The increased special dental grants which take effect today should also be made available to all earning below New Zealand’s Living Wage, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists’ Executive Director Sarah Dalton says. Today, the Ministry ... More >>

Launch Of Report Calling For Universal Dental Care

Thursday, 10 November 2022, 3:11 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

On Monday 14 November the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists - Toi Mata Hauora (ASMS) in partnership with Auckland City Mission - Te Tāpui Atawhai publicly launch Tooth be told: The case for universal dental care in Aotearoa New Zealand. ... More >>

Beating Health Care Shortages Requires Fair Pay For Clinical Educators

Thursday, 6 October 2022, 2:12 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Fair pay for tertiary education providers is vital in ensuring New Zealand’s future medical workforce receives proper training, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Sarah Dalton says. Her words come on the day of historic strike action by the New ... More >>

Senior Doctors Share Allied Health Workers’ Frustrations

Monday, 16 May 2022, 10:36 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says today’s strike by allied health workers is a clear sign of the frustration with DHBs’ attitude towards pay negotiations in the health sector. Up to 10,000 DHB staff who are members ... More >>

Staffing Shortages Elephant In The Room In Patient Backlog Plan

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 11:02 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says a plan to clear patient waiting lists must be matched with a plan to address huge workforce shortages across the health system. The Health Minister Andrew Little has announced a special ... More >>

Government Ghosting Health Workers

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 4:11 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says the Government continues to ghost health workers in the lead up to the Budget. In a pre-Budget speech, the Finance Minister Grant Robertson has said New Zealand’s economy has come through ... More >>

Tone Deaf DHBs Pay Peanuts For Staff Wellbeing

Saturday, 9 April 2022, 1:08 pm | ASMS

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says DHBs are taking a lazy approach to staff wellbeing by making token payments and providing cheap snacks. Wellington’s Capital and Coast DHB has put $10 into staff accounts as a wellbeing ... More >>

‘No Crisis’ – Senior Doctors Beg To Differ

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 12:53 pm | ASMS

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says senior hospital doctors would strongly refute claims by the Director General of Health that the health system is not in crisis. Dr Ashley Bloomfield is reported to have said there is no ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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