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

Southern DHB

Southern DHB has failed its patients and doctors, says RDA

Other News25 November 2015

By not supporting its house officers, the Southern District Health Board has failed its patients as well as its newest doctors, says the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA). The board is under fire for failing a house officer training inspection. RDA national secretary Deborah Powell says the DHB’s management has failed in its obligations:

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Heart & diabetes checks health target met

ASMS News24 November 2015

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest health target results show the more heart and diabetes checks target was met for the first time. “Around 1.2 million people have had their cardiovascular disease risk assessed in the past five years,” says Dr Coleman. “This target has been in place for three years, during that time results have nearly doubled from 46 per cent in 2011/12 to currently 90 per cent. “Health services are assessing patients’ heart risk in a timely …

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Phil Bagshaw

Mute medical colleges failing those with unmet health needs, surgeon says

Other News23 November 2015

Canterbury Charity Hospital chairman Dr Philip Bagshaw said the medical profession should be speaking out about huge unmet needs in the community.  The comments were made in a speech at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) annual conference on Friday:

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