The 26th ASMS Annual Conference is being held at Te Papa in Wellington, with ASMS branch officers from around the country in attendance.
National President Hein Stander spoke this morning about the relationship between distributive clinical leadership, a joyful workforce and compassionate health care. He was followed by Marise Stuart from the New Zealand Medical Students Association, who talked about the need to invest in a culture of care and teamwork.
The conference has voted unanimously to award life membership to Dr …
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new initiatives under the Cancer Service Improvement Fund are delivering better, faster cancer treatment. A range of 23 projects underway will streamline cancer care and ensure more patients are seen within the new 62-day Faster Cancer Treatment target, he says. His full media release is available here.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest National Health Target results show that over the busy winter months people were treated more quickly in emergency departments across the country than in previous years. Almost 93 out of every 100 people presenting to an emergency department during winter were admitted, discharged or transferred within six hours. His full media release can be read here.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there has been a high level of interest from New Zealand health professionals wanting to join international efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. A total of 34 people had registered interest via the Ministry of Health website since Monday. The Government is facilitating the deployment of up to 24 volunteers as part of the Australian-flagged mission in Sierra Leone. More information is available here.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is welcoming the rollout of a new national IT system aimed at improving the quality of maternity care for women and their babies. The Maternity Clinical Information System (MCIS) is a secure online system which brings together all the information collected on different systems in hospitals and in the community. More information is available here.
Videos from the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) special 25th commemorative conference in Wellington in August are now available on the website.
These include the presentations by keynote speaker Professor Martin McKee to audiences in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, as well as the addresses by ASMS Foundation President Dr George Downward to the conference and Past President of the NZ Medical Students Association, Dr Michael Chen-Xu.
Past presidents of the ASMS also reflect on their time in the role and the …
For many years now Professor Martin McKee from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has been shining light on the funding of health care around the world and the consequences for individuals and their communities. In August, he addressed some of New Zealand’s most senior doctors on the evidence for government investment in health care at a special conference to mark 25 years of the ASMS: The argument for investment in public health.