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.

Encouraging immunisation for older children

Other News 10 February 2016
Vaccination, Immunisation

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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Wellington medical researchers invited to apply for research & travel grants

Other News 9 February 2016
Research for life

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 reviewing position on telehealth

Other News 9 February 2016
Medical Council of NZ

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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  • ASMS Directs

Executive Direct – Issue 2015-4

16 September 2015

This is the fourth issue for 2015 of our electronic publication, Executive Direct, to report to members on National Executive news. It is sent to members after each Executive meeting. This Direct reports on the Executive meeting held on 10 September: next year’s national DHB MECA negotiations; ASMS Annual Conference; Medical Council recertification draft statement; DHB SMOS Salary Survey; Council of Trade Unions National Affiliates Council; Collective bargaining with non-DHB employers; Other matters; ASMS Branch Representatives: next Executive meeting; National Executive: Regional Representatives.

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ASMS Direct – Issue No. 2015-15

21 Oct 2015

We welcome any feedback on the contents of the 15th issue for 2015 of ASMS Direct, our national electronic publication. This ASMS Direct reports on: High Court TPPA ruling sends strong message to Government; Working in Canterbury – negative impact on staff health; Plan to develop a single national electronic health record; Survey on hours of work and burnout; Final reminder: Register now for the ASMS Annual Conference, 19-20 November; Did you know…about covering for residents? ASMS homepage news items.

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  • Publications



Welcome to the ASMS video page.  Here you’ll find a selection of video interviews with people who have played pivotal roles with the ASMS, as well as videos of conference addresses and other significant presentations. Hot topics Prof Martin McKee to Northland DHB ASMS Annual Conferences and Events 2015 Annual Conference 2014 Annual Conference 25th Anniversary Conference Past Presidents and Life Members ASMS History and Recollections Hot topics  Trans Pacific Partnership …

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