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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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Otago doctor top fundraiser for Dry July

Other News4 August 2015

Southern DHB medical oncologist and ASMS member Dr Christopher Jackson has raised the most money for the national fundraising event Dry July.  He raised more than $6130 for giving up alcohol last month.  The full story is here.

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Secrecy of TPPA documents heads to court

ASMS News3 August 2015

A legal challenge to the secrecy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement  (TPPA) negotiations will be launched in the High Court this week.
An urgent application for judicial review will challenge Trade Minister Tim Groser’s blanket refusal to release any of the categories of information sought by University of Auckland Professor Jane Kelsey under an Official Information Act request on 25 January this year.
The request reflect the categories of documents recommended for the release in an own-initiative report by the European Union …

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Charity hospital founder says health completely underfunded

Other News3 August 2015

The founder of Christchurch’s charity hospital is calling for a change to the system of funding health, saying the sector is completely underfunded.  Charity hospital surgeon Phil Bagshawe has made the call amid concerns about possible shake-ups in the health sector, even though the Government insists no decisions have been made.  Read the full article here.

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