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Senior doctors urge Government to address chronic pain burden – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Senior doctors urge Government to address chronic pain burden – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government needs to make sure the public health system has enough specialists to treat chronic pain to relieve the burden of suffering for patients and their families,” says Angela Belich, Deputy Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). She was commenting on new research published today by the Faculty of Pain […]

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DHBs acting irresponsibly in Resident Medical Officer industrial dispute – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on DHBs acting irresponsibly in Resident Medical Officer industrial dispute – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By refusing the Medical Council’s offer to facilitate talks in the escalating industrial dispute affecting public hospitals, District Health Boards are putting hardworking hospital staff under increasing pressure and risk creating alarm among patients, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Executive Director Ian Powell says. “As a regulatory body, the Medical Council rarely involves itself in […]

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Wellington GPs to strike again – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Wellington GPs to strike again – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

GPs at Wellington’s Ora Toa Health practices will strike again tomorrow (FRIDAY) for a full day because of the employer’s stubborn refusal to include dentists in the collective agreement. This is the second full-day strike – the first was on Christmas Eve – and follows a series of shorter rolling strikes last month. Read more […]

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More GP strikes likely in the new year – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on More GP strikes likely in the new year – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Efforts to avert a full-day Christmas Eve strike have failed, and further strikes are now likely, after Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira again refused to engage with the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Twenty-one GPs at Ora Toa Health practices in Wellington are taking part in rolling strike action to support their dentist colleagues, […]

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Senior doctors call on Health Minister to support safe staffing accord in public hospitals – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Senior doctors call on Health Minister to support safe staffing accord in public hospitals – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is calling on Health Minister David Clark to support the development of a safe staffing accord with senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals. “Hospital specialists, like nurses and other frontline health workers, continue to suffer from high workloads caused by years of under-resourcing and neglect of […]

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Senior doctors urge action on climate change – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Two senior health professionals are urging colleagues and the wider health sector to take a lead in the fight against climate change. Counties Manukau District Health Board intensivist Dr David Galler and CMDHB anaesthetist Dr Rob Burrell gave a presentation today at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) annual conference in Wellington. “If the […]

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Senior doctors welcome recognition and pay rise for hospital service workers – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Senior doctors welcome recognition and pay rise for hospital service workers – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors and dentists is welcoming news of a significant pay rise for thousands of hospital service workers. “These employees contribute to the smooth running of our hospitals, ensuring they are clean, safe places for patients,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). “Our public hospitals […]

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Nice buildings – now the hospital specialists working in them need government action – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  November 23, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Nice buildings – now the hospital specialists working in them need government action – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors and dentists is welcoming the Government’s promise of more money to fix the country’s run-down and cash-strapped hospitals, but says equal attention must be given to tackling problems with the senior medical workforce. “We’re very glad that the Government is allocating significant amounts of money for our public health infrastructure […]

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ACC medical advisors on strike today – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

The majority of highly experienced senior doctors employed by ACC to assess medical claims have gone on strike this morning for improvements to their collective employment agreement. The strike for four hours from 8am today is the first of a series of weekly rolling stoppages, says Lloyd Woods, a Senior Industrial Officer at the Association […]

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ACC medical advisors start rolling strikes tomorrow – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on ACC medical advisors start rolling strikes tomorrow – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“ACC medical advisors are poised to walk off the job tomorrow because they’ve had a gutsful of their employer’s cavalier approach to their pay, conditions and well-being,” says Lloyd Woods, a Senior Industrial Officer at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). The 39 medical advisors will strike for four hours from 8am Tuesday 17 […]

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Health bosses need to step up – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Health bosses need to step up – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Nurses a vital part of public health system; health bosses need to step up “It’s up to health bosses now to put aside their point-scoring and knuckle down to the task of reaching an agreement with nurses to avoid national strikes,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). He […]

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A missed opportunity to address workforce crisis – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  May 29, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on A missed opportunity to address workforce crisis – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Health Minister’s Letter of expectations to health bosses a missed opportunity to address workforce crisis “The Health Minister has given hospital bosses a clear signal about the Government’s health priorities but has missed an opportunity to focus on one of the main ways to achieve those priorities – the specialist workforce in our public hospitals,” […]

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Senior doctors welcome Government decision ruling out PPP – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Senior doctors welcome Government decision ruling out PPP – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Senior doctors and dentists will be pleased the Government is taking a sensible approach to the Dunedin Hospital rebuild by ruling out private investment,” says Angela Belich, Deputy Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). She was commenting on news that Health Minister David Clark sought – and was granted – Cabinet […]

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Threat to New Zealand’s public health services re-emerges – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  April 16, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

“New Zealand has further cause to worry about the implications for our health system with the news that the US President is considering rejoining the international trade deal formerly known as the TPPA,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). He was commenting on media reports that Donald Trump […]

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Spend-up shows Ministry is out of touch – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  February 8, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Spend-up shows Ministry is out of touch – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Spend-up shows how out of touch the Ministry of Health has become “The huge spend-up by the Ministry of Health’s former Director-General just shows out of touch the Ministry has become with the real world of cash-strapped hospitals and shortages in front line clinical staff,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried […]

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Senior doctors ask Government for independent health assessment of trade deal – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  December 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Senior doctors ask Government for independent health assessment of trade deal – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors is asking the Government when an independent assessment will be carried out into the health impact of the international trade deal formerly known as the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). “This is an important issue for our members and the communities they work with so we’re looking for some clarity […]

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