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The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is the professional association and union uniting doctors and dentists in New Zealand.

Inspiration, information and connections – the ASMS 26th Annual Conference, Wellington

ASMS News 28 November 2014
Dr Hein Stander

The 26th ASMS Annual Conference is being held at Te Papa in Wellington, with ASMS branch officers from around the country in attendance.
National President Hein Stander spoke this morning about the relationship between distributive clinical leadership, a joyful workforce and compassionate health care.  He was followed by Marise Stuart from the New Zealand Medical Students Association, who talked about the need to invest in a culture of care and teamwork.
The conference has voted unanimously to award life membership to Dr …

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Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of Health – Address to the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Annual Conference

ASMS News 27 November 2014
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Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman
Minister of Health

27 November 2014

Address to the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Annual Conference
President Dr Hein Stander, members of the ASMS.
It’s great to be here today to address your conference.
The last six weeks have been the busiest of my ministerial career.
There’s been plenty of travel – many of you may be aware that I am trying to get around all the DHBs by Christmas.
Fifteen down – five more to go.
It’s been great reconnecting with …

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New cancer fund boosts local services

Other News 27 November 2014
Cancer services

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new initiatives under the Cancer Service Improvement Fund are delivering better, faster cancer treatment.  A range of 23 projects underway will streamline cancer care and ensure more patients are seen within the new 62-day Faster Cancer Treatment target, he says.  His full media release is available here.

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Emergency department wait times improve

Other News 25 November 2014
Emergency and Acute Admissions entrance

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest National Health Target results show that over the busy winter months people were treated more quickly in emergency departments across the country than in previous years.  Almost 93 out of every 100 people presenting to an emergency department during winter were admitted, discharged or transferred within six hours.  His full media release can be read here.

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Executive Direct – Issue 2014-4

3 October 2014

This is the fourth 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 25 September: 25th Commemorative Conference and Martin McKee visit; To BIM we go; Collective bargaining with non-DHB employers; Health sector relationship agreement steering group; Other matters …

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ASMS Direct – Issue No. 2014-16

28 Nov 2014

We welcome any feedback on the contents of the 16th issue for 2014 of ASMS Direct, our national electronic publication. The purpose of this address is to report on aspects of the morning of the first day of the ASMS Annual Conference in Wellington on 27-28 November – Presidential Address to the 26th ASMS Annual Conference; The Next Generation of Doctors; Recognising a lifetime of service to the ASMS; Membership Subscriptions; ASMS homepage news items.

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