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.

The need for elective surgery increase

Other News 3 September 2015
Orthopaedic surgery

Taranaki health bosses are defending their record on elective surgery numbers after questions were raised by Labour’s health spokeswoman Annette King.  Annette King obtained numbers under the Official Information Act that revealed 730 people in Taranaki  had elective orthopaedic surgery, including hip and knee operations, in the 2014/15 year.  Read the full article here.

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Doctors Health Advisory Services Australasian Conference 2015

Other News 3 September 2015
ADHC conference logo

This year’s Doctors Health Advisory Services Australasian Conference theme is “Pathways and Progress”.  The focus will be on proactive and reactive approaches to optimising physician health.  The two day academic program will appeal to all who have an interest in the health and welfare of the medical profession. Some of the advances in understanding the health of medical professionals and some of the great initiatives in improving welfare and support systems for doctors and medical students will be discussed and showcased. …

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Medical Council – recertification for doctors in New Zealand

Other News 31 August 2015
Medical Council of NZ

  The Medical Council of New Zealand has developed a discussion paper on Council’s Vision and principles for recertification for doctors in New Zealand. The paper provides the background and current recertification requirements for doctors in New Zealand and introduces the proposed vision and principles. The Council is seeking your views on the vision and principles for recertification by asking specific questions that you are invited to respond to. Feedback should be submitted using this form. The deadline …

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Medical Council advisory – changes to fees

Other News 31 August 2015
Medical Council of NZ

The Medical Council of New Zealand has provided the following information about changes to fees. Changes to fees The Council has reviewed all its fees using Activity Based Costing to ensure that cross-subsidisation amongst fees is minimised, and to ensure that there was greater transparency and equity across all our fees. We consulted on all changes to fees with the profession and stakeholders. The Council resolved on 15 July 2015, following consideration of feedback, to adopt the fees set out …

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  • ASMS Directs

Executive Direct – Issue 2015-3

20 August 2015

This is the third 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 23 July: next year’s national DHB MECA negotiations; Social Impact Bonds; Australian Border Defence Act; disclosure of personal information under the Official Information Act; Doctors’ Writing Project; health and safety campaign; national workshop for ASMS Branch Presidents and Vice Presidents; RDA initiative on sexual harassment, bullying and inappropriate behaviour; collective bargaining with non-DHB employers
trends in the media; other matters; ASMS Branch Representatives: next Executive meeting; National Executive: Regional Representatives.

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ASMS Direct – Issue No. 2015-12

11 Aug 2015

We welcome any feedback on the contents of the 12th issue for 2015 of ASMS Direct, our national electronic publication. This ASMS Direct reports on: TPPA legal challenge lodged with court; ASMS legal opinion on personal information and the Official Information Act; Presenteeism Survey; Literature review of Social Impact Bonds; Bullying in hospitals; MAS Membership Seminars; Reminder: ASMS Annual Conference in November; Did you know…about representation? ASMS homepage news items.

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