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

CTU President Helen Kelly delivers final speech to CTU conference

Other News 14 October 2015
Helen Kelly

Departing Council of Trade Unions (CTU) President Helen Kelly addressed union delegates gathered in Wellington today for the CTU conference, and spoke of the union movement’s achievements, campaigns and challenges: Earlier, she was interviewed by TV3’s The Nation programme:

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Little information available on $80,000 review

Other News 14 October 2015
Christchurch Hospital_sign

The Government has paid up to an estimated $80,000 for a review into Canterbury health board’s finances,  The Ministry of Health advised the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) it would be investigating its finances in June, after it posted an $18 million deficit – nearly $5.5m over what it forecast.  The overspend was attributed to ballooning mental health costs, under-funded rebuild workers, additional emergency department costs and earthquake costs.  After months of speculation, the findings of the report will be …

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NZ doctor fights for detained children

Other News 14 October 2015
Nauru Island

A former New Zealand Children’s Commissioner is calling on the Australian Government to release children from immigration detention centres and resolve their cases.  Read the full article here.  

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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. 2015-14

24 Sep 2015

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.

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