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

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Evaluation of the 20,000 Days Campaign

Other News29 August 2014

Counties Manukau DHB has analysed the impact of its 20,000 Days campaign and its findings are reported on the HIIRC website. The campaign aimed to give back to the community 20,000 healthy and well days to avoid predicted growth in hospital bed days.  The full report is available here.

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Over-charging by outsourcing giant Serco costs NHS millions

Other News29 August 2014

27 August 2014
Outsourcing giant Serco is embroiled in a fresh misuse of public funds scandal after a company it set up over-charged NHS hospitals millions of pounds, report Richard Whittell and Emily Dugan in The Independent.  Leaked internal documents indicate Britain’s biggest pathology services provider, which was established by Serco in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals over-charged the NHS for diagnostic tests. The full article is available here.

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Hospitals struggle with influenza surge

Other News28 August 2014

Hospitals struggling with an upsurge of influenza and similar illnesses are appealing to patients to see their GP early rather than waiting and going to the emergency department.  The full article is available here.

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NZMA welcomes fluoride report

Other News27 August 2014

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) welcomes the report released by the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Peter Gluckman, examining the scientific evidence for and against community water fluoridation.

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ASMS: Celebrating 25 years of engagement

ASMS News26 August 2014

The ASMS marked 25 years since its formation in 1989 with a commemorative conference in Wellington on Tuesday 26 August. Senior doctors from around the country gathered to hear an inspiring line-up of speakers, including ASMS Foundation President George Downward, keynote guest Professor Martin McKee from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Dr Michael Chen-Xu and two panels comprising medical, political and business commentators.

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