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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 >>

Frontline Mental Health Services Desperate For Action

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 2:30 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says frontline mental health workers are overwhelmed by skyrocketing demand and have seen no meaningful progress despite the promises of the 2018 mental health inquiry. In assessing progress on the recommendations ... More >>

A Tribute To Canterbury Health Workers On Tenth Quake Anniversary

Monday, 22 February 2021, 12:09 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora wants to pay tribute to the hundreds of health workers who worked tirelessly to provide immediate and long-term care to the victims of the Christchurch earthquake, as the region marks ... More >>

Improved Cancer Treatment Relies On More Staff

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 3:48 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora warns cancer treatment in New Zealand will not improve without planning and action to fill gaps and boost the medical workforce. In its first report the Cancer Control Agency, Te Aho o Te ... More >>

Briefing To Incoming Health Minister On Point

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 2:21 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says the Briefing to the incoming Health Minister is on point and shows just how urgently investment in health is needed. The briefing by health officials paints a picture of a health system which is under ... More >>

All DHBs Need To Prioritise Carbon Footprint Reduction

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 4:53 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists supports the Government’s commitment to a carbon neutral public service by 2025. The health sector is responsible for between 4-8% of New Zealand’s carbon emissions. Last week senior doctors and dentists ... More >>

Pleasing Progress On Pay Equity In DHBs

Monday, 30 November 2020, 3:46 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists is pleased to see an initial agreement reached between district health boards and the Public Service Association on pay equity for clerical and administration staff. ASMS Executive Director Sarah Dalton ... More >>

Health Minister Priorities Welcomed

Friday, 27 November 2020, 11:27 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says under pressure senior doctors and dentists will be pleased to hear a commitment from the new Health Minister to look at staffing shortages and prioritise medical workforce planning. Andrew Little ... More >>

Shoring Up And Future Proofing NZ’s Specialist Workforce Is Beyond Urgent

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 6:02 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A report out today from the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists warns urgent, co-ordinated action is needed to tackle staffing shortages and future proof the specialist workforce, or New Zealanders will increasingly miss out on the specialist care they ... More >>

Primary Care Costs Help Push Emergency Departments To Breaking Point

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 4:11 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says the costs and waiting times to see a GP are helping push emergency departments to breaking point. Lakes DHB is the latest to issue a warning - Lakes DHB issues warning over swamped emergency departments ... More >>

Big ‘To Do’ List For New Health Minister

Monday, 2 November 2020, 4:53 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora welcomes the appointment of Andrew Little to the role of Health Minister, saying he has a strong track record in Government and his work on Treaty negotiations will support a much-needed focus ... More >>

Canterbury DHB Bailout Welcome But Scars Run Deep

Friday, 2 October 2020, 10:10 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists is welcoming a government bailout for the Canterbury District Health Board but says it’s a shame it has taken an unprecedented leadership crisis and protest action by staff to force action. The ... More >>

A Minister And Ministry Of Public Wellbeing Is The Medicine We Need

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 11:08 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

As the Labour Party releases its health policy, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists is calling on the next government to establish a Minister of Public Wellbeing, along with a standalone Ministry to help improve health outcomes, achieve health ... More >>

Mental Health In A 'Perfect Storm' Of Crisis - ASMS

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 5:52 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says mental health services in almost every region are at breaking point due to overcrowding, chronic staffing shortages, and the rising number of acute cases driven by methamphetamine, and now Covid-19. ... More >>

Shout Out To Auckland’s Stretched Public Health Teams

Friday, 18 September 2020, 4:25 pm | ASMS

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says the Covid pandemic is taking a massive toll on public health teams in Auckland which have been working tirelessly for months without a break. A call has gone out to other public health specialists ... More >>

National's Health Targets No Magic Bullet

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 3:55 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says politically set health targets are no magic bullet for addressing the growing number of New Zealanders who are missing out on hospital treatment. As part of its health policy released yesterday, the National ... More >>

Senior Doctors Back Striking Nurses

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 11:47 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Senior hospital doctors and dentists are voicing their support for the thousands of general practice nurses who are striking today, saying all healthcare workers deserve investment. The nurses are fighting for equal pay with their district health ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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