“Today’s High Court decision sends the Government a clear message that it needs to be more transparent when negotiating trade deals with far-reaching consequences for New Zealanders,” says Ian Powell, ASMS Executive Director. The full media release can be read here. A copy of the High Court judgement can be read here.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says consultation on the plan outlining the future of pharmacy services in New Zealand gets underway today. “The role of pharmacists is evolving and we need to ensure that we have a plan in place to respond and harness these changes,” says Dr Coleman. “Pharmacy has the ability to provide more care to people with long term conditions and older patients so they can live longer healthier lives away from hospitals and in their own communities. …
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says support for cancer patients is being boosted with the recruitment of new psychological and social support roles. “A diagnosis of cancer can be a very difficult time for patients and their families. An additional $4.5 million a year was provided in Budget 2014 for improved psychological and social support for cancer patients,” says Dr Coleman. “Six regional lead psychologists and more than 36 psychologists and experienced social workers will be appointed across the country. “These …
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.
We welcome any feedback on the contents of the 14th issue for 2015 of ASMS Direct, our national electronic publication. This ASMS Direct reports on: Disciplinary action threat against Dr Chris Cresswell over TPPA protest; The Specialist magazine; Register now for the ASMS Annual Conference, 19-20 November; Distributive Clinical Leadership – question about senior management; Presenteeism Survey update; Did you know…about clinical leadership? ASMS homepage news items.
This analysis compares the 2015 Budget with the analysis the CTU carried out prior to the Budget, which found a conservatively estimated $629 million of additional funding was required to maintain current levels of services and pay for new initiatives announced by the Government prior to the Budget.
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 2014 Annual Conference 25th Anniversary Conference Past Presidents and Life Members ASMS History and Recollections Hot topics Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)