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We promote, protect and support the interests of our members in all aspects of their working lives. We are working for an equitable, accessible public health care system that meets the needs of all New Zealanders.

Call for nominations – ASMS National Executive team

ASMS News21 December 2020

It’s election time for the ASMS National Executive team. Nominations are called for the roles of President, Vice President and two representatives from each region. A Special Circular has been sent to all ASMS members which includes further information and a link to the nomination form. You can read the Special Circular here. The closing date for nominations is Friday 19 February 2021.  

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Conference videos available now

ASMS News18 December 2020

We had a lively and engaging Annual Conference this year. 175 people filled the room at Te Papa while others attended virtually. The conference theme ‘Building the workforce pipeline, stopping the drain’ ran throughout the two days. We welcomed an interesting range of speakers who gave presentations on topics such as the workforce pipeline, our equity kaupapa, CME in the post-Covid era and heard from doctors who have followed their creative passion to become writers. The new Minister of Health …

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Briefing to incoming Health Minister on point

ASMS News16 December 2020

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says the Briefing to the incoming Health Minister is on point and shows just how urgently investment in health is needed. The briefing by health officials paints a picture of a health system which is under immense stress, is suffering from chronic underfunding, has inequitable health outcomes and a vulnerable medical workforce. ASMS Executive Director Sarah Dalton says the assessment will come as no surprise to senior doctors and dentists who work at the …

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CME and Covid restrictions

ASMS News14 December 2020

Using CME while there are still Covid travel restrictions in place has thrown up a number of issues which are likely to continue well into next year. We have drawn up a preliminary discussion document for members and DHBs as a rough guide to help with CME planning and access. We are keen to get feedback and input from members so please read it and email with your suggestions using CME in the subject line.

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All DHBs need to prioritise carbon footprint reduction

ASMS News4 December 2020

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists supports the Government’s commitment to a carbon neutral public service by 2025. The health sector is responsible for between 4-8% of New Zealand’s carbon emissions. Last week senior doctors and dentists at the ASMS Annual Conference passed a resolution to strongly advocate for all DHBs to join Toitū Envirocare – an organisation which measures and reports on environmental impact and gives certification. ASMS Executive Director Sarah Dalton says so far six of the DHBs …

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