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

Webinar invitation to the Scientific Session of WMA General Assembly

Other News 30 September 2016
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The Taiwan Medical Association and the World Medical Association would like to invite you to the webinar broadcasting of the Scientific Session during the WMA General Assembly in Taipei on Thursday, 20 October 2016. The theme of the scientific session this year is “Healthcare System Sustainability” and please find the programme and the speakers’ bios as attached. The language will be in English. Please register for Broadcasting WMA GA Scientific Session on Oct 20, 2016 9:00 AM CST at: 

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Health care professions ask consumers to identify fake medicine

Other News 30 September 2016

Would you be able to tell a real medicine from a fake one? This important question is being posed to the public, health care professionals and policymakers by the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA) in a video, launched today, that exploits an interactive function of YouTube. Viewers are asked to choose between two products and then shown the consequence of their decision: the person either recovers or ends up in hospital. The project was led by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). “We’re seeing …

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Flaws in funding formula ‘well known’

Other News 30 September 2016

Health officials privately admit the health funding formula does not work for some health boards, which then have to cope with chronic under-funding, departing Green Party MP Kevin Hague says. Mr Hague, who was chief executive of West Coast District Health Board before becoming an MP, warns that Southern District Health Board could face a tough future under the strict formula. Read the article here:

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DHBs preparing for strikes

Other News 30 September 2016

Contingency plans for a junior doctors’ strike are “well advanced” in the country’s district health boards Yesterday a DHBs’ spokesman said boards would be prepared, but it was unclear  how many doctors would take part in any strike action. A national planner was co-ordinating the contingency response in the 20 DHBs, the spokesman said. Read the article here:

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  • ASMS Directs

Executive Direct – Issue 2016-2

26 April 2016

Dear Member This is the second issue for 2016 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 14 April and will also be available on the ASMS website: The next regular Executive meeting is scheduled for 7 July. National DHB MECA negotiations Payroll Record membership year

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ASMS Direct – Issue 2016-3

17 May 2016
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