ASMS

Working for better health care in New Zealand

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is the professional association and union uniting doctors and dentists in New Zealand.

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Smoke and mirrors on Pharmac funding, say Labour Party

Other News5 May 2016

Today’s announcement by John Key and Jonathan Coleman on Pharmac funding is a classic piece of financial jiggery-pokery, says Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King. “While I welcome any boost to the Pharmac budget this does not go far enough. “The cash injection of $11.1 million will come from DHB’s own pockets. This means that DHBs already under pressure from a cut of $1.7 billion in health spending have to make even more cuts. “DHBs are already facing a financial deficit …

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Improving cancer support services for patients

Other News5 May 2016

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says good progress is being made around the country to further improve cancer care and support services. “Every year more than 20,000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with cancer and this number continues to increase as the population ages,” says Dr Coleman. “A cancer diagnosis can be a difficult time for many people and their families. Ensuring they have access to good psychological and social support can make a big difference. “That’s why in 2014 the Government …

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