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.

NZMA welcomes fluoride report

Other News 27 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 News 26 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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Economic benefits seen in health spending

Other News 26 August 2014
Professor Martin McKee

Money spent on health boosts the economy because it ends up in the pockets of the lower paid says Professor Martin McKee a specialist in European public health.  He is speaking to senior doctors today at a conference in Wellington marking the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists’ 25th anniversary.  The article is available here.

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Executive Direct – Issue 2014-3

4 August 2014

This is the third issue for 2014 of our electronic publication, Executive Direct, to report to members on National Executive news. This Direct reports on the last Executive meeting held on 24 July and covers the following matters: ASMS Branch Officers National Workshop, 27 August; Taking up a formal clinical leadership position; Official Information Act: Complaints to Ombudsman; Settlement of Queensland Government’s employment dispute with public hospital specialists; Results of staffing and vacancies electronic survey; Collective bargaining with non-DHB employers; Meeting of medical workforce taskforce governance group; National Joint Consultation Committee; Health sector relationship agreement steering group; Other matters. . .

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ASMS Direct – Issue No. 2014-10

15 Aug 2014

We welcome any feedback on the contents of the 10th issue for 2014 of ASMS Direct, our national electronic publication. This issue covers the following matters: New website; Celebrate 25 years of ASMS engagement and advocacy: Tuesday 26 August; Workforce publication; Consider registering now: The ASMS Annual Conference, November 2014; APAC 2014; Whangdoodles and such matters; ASMS homepage news items.

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