Employment advice and support for salaried medical specialists and one stop shop for those seeking senior doctor jobs in New Zealand hospitals and health sector.
11 March 2014
The impending doc shortage has spurred a lot of discussion about whether scope-of-practice laws ought to be relaxed to allow nurse practitioners and other medical professionals to assume greater responsibilities for primary care.
6 March 2014
Health Minister Tony Ryall's admission that he advised the Southern District Health Board not to take legal action over $15 million of missing public funds requires an urgent investigation into the Minister's full involvement in the decade long debacle, Green Party Health spokesperson Kevin Hague said today.
5 March 2014
4 March 2014
20 December 2013
Dr Hein Stander, President
19 December 2013
Ian Powell, Executive Director
18 December 2013
Dr Stephen Parnis, AMA Chair
17 December 2013
Ian Powell, Executive Director
This report summarises Ian Powell's discussions with key health sector particpants and commentators in Europe and the US during his recent trip as well as key issues discussed at significant meetings and conferences he attended.
The latest Health Dialogue publication from ASMS
An address by Ian Powell, ASMS Executive Director, to the Future Healthcare Workforces Conference in Auckland, 19 June 2013
An address by Ian Powell, ASMS Executive Director, to the Australian Medical Association's Industrial Coordination Meeting in Canberra, 4-5 April 2013
A comprehensive report by the ASMS on key issues concerning the demand and supply of specialists in New Zealand public hospitals. Public hospitals are not retaining enough of the specialists we train, are not recruiting enough specialists to fill the gap, and are not retaining many of those we do actually manage to recruit
A British Medical Journal editorial (December 2010) on the experience with the Private Finance Initiative in the UK's NHS. A timely reminder of the pitfalls of this approach in light of the Government's interest in Public-Private partnerships in New Zealand.
The Annual Report covers the full range of ASMS' activities over the past year.
Members have requested that we post a definition of "Clinical Leadership" on our website - a concise definition can be found here.
This memorandum of understanding is far more detailed and comprehensive than the statement of collaboration they've had in the past.
This year the Minister of Health has issued at least two letters of expectations to the District Health Boards.
This plan was a key outcome of the 2010-2011 MECA negotiations process
The Business Case: Securing a Sustainable Senior Medical and Dental Officer Workforce in New Zealand
Jointly developed by the DHBs and ASMS, this document provides a blueprint for the future direction of a clinically and financially sustainable health system.
The Time for Quality agreement was developed between the ASMS and the 21 DHBs with the support of the Minister of Health.
Report from Ministerial Task Group on Clinical Leadership, 2009
The In Good Hands report recommends introducing comprehensive clinical leadership in DHBs
(Minister of Health's Media release).
ASMS and GPNZ's statement of agreed necessities for the Health System.
Results of the member survey as per Robin Gauld's presentation to ASMS' Conference 2010