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.

World Medical Association

Latest World Medical Association newsletter

Other News26 January 2015

The latest newsletter from the World Medical Association (WMA) is available online.   It contains articles on a flu immunisation campaign, building resilient health systems in Ebola-affected countries, torture and the involvement of health professionals, and a call for urgent action on climate change to protect health.

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pay rise

Pay boost for health board boss riles snubbed hospital staff

Other News26 January 2015

Palmerston North Hospital workers are frustrated about minimal pay increases when they say the district health board chief’s half-million pay packet gets a more substantial boost. Administration and clerical staff at MidCentral Health were offered only a 0.7 per cent pay increase this year, as well as a 1 per cent lump sum payment.  The full article is available here.

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US health care

US health care lags worldwide for those over 65

Other News23 January 2015

The Commonwealth Fund has been publishing surveys comparing health care in industrialised countries since 1998, a continuing report card in which the United States has usually fared poorly because of its high proportion of uninsured people.  Its latest report looks at people over 65 and finds a multitude of problems.  The full article can be read here.

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University of Otago

Southland surgeon named Otago University professor

Other News23 January 2015

A Southland surgeon has been made a professor at the University of Otago.  University of Otago has promoted Southland general surgeon Konrad Richter to clinical associate professor at the Dunedin School of Medicine.  The full article is available here.

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