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

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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NZMA repeats call for health analysis of TPPA

Other News 5 February 2016

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is repeating its call for an independent Health Impact Assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPPA). “As strong advocates for the profession and for our patients, we supported the call last year by a number of other health sector organisations for an independent assessment of the impact of the TPPA on health,” says NZMA Chair Dr Stephen Child. “We need a clear understanding of the possible effects of the TPPA on current and future …

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Senior doctors want explanation for decision to delay Grey Hospital rebuild

ASMS News 4 February 2016
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West Coast senior doctors want to know why the Grey Hospital rebuild is being delayed because of a relatively small budget over-run due to previously undetected earthquake vulnerability, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). “The decision to put this long-awaited and much-needed project on hold is incomprehensible,” he says. “Senior doctors are rightly suspicious of the reasons behind the decisions, given the fraught history of the project, and fear for future progress.” Grey …

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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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