ASMS

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.

Concerns over changes to employment legislation

Other News 6 March 2015
Government

Labour and the Council of Trade Unions (CTU) are voicing concerns about new employment provisions that came into effect today, saying the changes are likely to leave employees worse off.  The provisions are part of the controversial Employment Relations Amendment Act, which also includes changes to collective bargaining.  You can hear Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report item here.

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Reprieve on southern hospital kitchens

Other News 6 March 2015
kitchen hospital

Unions have succeeded in securing a one-month delay in the decision on whether to outsource southern hospital kitchens, reports the Otago Daily Times.  It allows more time to form a counter proposal to that of food giant Compass Group, in a bid to prevent the Southern District Health Board privatising hospital kitchens in Dunedin and Invercargill.  The full article can be read here.

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Dilemma of when to rebuild Southern DHB ICU

Other News 6 March 2015
ICU

A dilemma faces the Southern District Health Board as it decides whether to fully redevelop its Dunedin intensive care unit (ICU) now, or wait until the $200 million rebuild, reports the Otago Daily Times.  The ICU recently lost its accreditation to train specialists, and an upgrade is considered urgent to regain the training right from the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand.  The full article can be read here.

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  • ASMS Directs

Executive Direct – Issue 2014-5

10 December 2014

This is the fifth 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 26 November: Medical Students Association; Elections for National Executive, 2015-2018; Productivity Commission Consultation Paper: `More Effective Social Services'; Amendments to Employment Relations Act; Collective Bargaining with Non-DHB Employers; Review of the ASMS Reserves Policy and Use; Medical Council Prevocational Training Stakeholder Meeting; Other matters.

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ASMS Direct – Issue No. 2015-2

09 Feb 2015

We welcome any feedback on the contents of the 2nd issue for 2015 of ASMS Direct, our national electronic publication. This ASMS Direct reports Senior Auckland Pathologist Leader warns against repeating Auckland’s debacle in Wellington Region; Pathologists’ letter to the Health Minister; Aotea Pathology says thanks but no thanks; Graham Dyer picks up the baton, and promptly drops it; CTU raises concerns over backdoor attempt at a public-private partnership; So what happens now if public hospital laboratories are privatised; World Health Professions Alliance collaborative practice award; World Medical Association condemns use of doctors in flogging; Clause 28.2.b about a partner’s entitlement to Parental Leave; ASMS homepage news items.

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  • Publications

Reports

Videos

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.

ASMS Annual Conferences and Events

2014 Annual Conference
25th Anniversary Conference

Past Presidents and Life Members
ASMS History and Recollections

 
ASMS Annual Conferences and Events 
2014 Annual Conference
Presidential address to the ASMS Annual Conference – Dr Hein Stander
Health Minister – Dr Jonathan Coleman
Building resilience …

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