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.

Vaccination, Immunisation

Encouraging immunisation for older children

Other News10 February 2016

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new awareness campaign starts today to remind parents and caregivers of older children about the school based immunisation programme. “While infant immunisation rates have dramatically improved since 2008, immunisation rates for older children have stayed steady,” says Dr Coleman. “Parents of older children should have the same confidence in immunisation that parents of younger children have. Reducing the spread of whooping cough and preventing HPV has a big effect on the health of our …

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Research for life

Wellington medical researchers invited to apply for research & travel grants

Other News9 February 2016

The Wellington Medical Research Foundation invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants. The closing date for the Foundation’s next round of grant applications is Tuesday, 15 March 2016. Last year, the Foundation made 19 research grants and 11 travel grants worth $202,000 in total. Established in 1960, the Foundation funds innovative quality research undertaken by researchers in the early stages of their careers who, through their work, will advance the quality of healthcare in the Wellington …

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Medical Council of NZ

Medical Council reviewing position on telehealth

Other News9 February 2016

The Medical Council of New Zealand is reviewing its Statement on Telehealth.   The revised statement is intended to apply to: doctors registered in New Zealand and practising telehealth in New Zealand and/or overseas; and doctors who reside overseas and provide health services through telehealth to patients in New Zealand   Medical Council reviewing its Statement on Telehealth 2016 Review Consultation Cover letter   Submissions close on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 and should be sent to: …

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