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.

ED Specialist receives ACEM Service Award

Other News15 November 2019

A CM Health ED specialist has become the first NZ recipient of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Service Award. Dr Bhavani Peddinti is based at Middlemore Hospital and was presented the award for his significant contribution in education and training as well as services on College committees and councils. The College is a non-profit organisation responsible for training emergency physicians and advancing professional standards in emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand. “I was very surprised to be …

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DHB bailouts symptomatic of underfunding

ASMS News12 November 2019

Emergency cash injections for DHBs are a symptom of a woefully inadequate budget planning process that is increasingly an exercise in futility, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Executive Director Ian Powell says. Mr Powell was commenting on a New Zealand Herald story that reveals equity injections to seven DHBs totalling $142 million to keep them afloat in the last financial year. This was on top of an earlier $92 million payout in January, and a further $134 million is …

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Gender bias report. Senior doctors “making up for being female”

Other News8 November 2019

A new Association of Salaried Medical Specialists report is giving insight into why senior women doctors are burning out at a quicker rate than their male counterparts and are more likely to work through illness. The Director of Policy and Research with ASMS, Charlotte Chambers, interviewed 14 senior women doctors for the study and found common narratives around subtle and overt gender bias, as well as a lack of work-life balance. She says the medical profession needs an urgent shift …

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ASMS researcher unpicks medical culture’s impacts on women

Other News8 November 2019

Research released today is highlighting that a medical career pressures New Zealand women in ways not experienced by men, affecting their wellbeing, advancement and choice of specialty. A gathering at Parliament this morning presents Association of Salaried Medical Specialists’ interviews and analysis on why medical women are at greater risk of burnout than men. Having reported that 71 per cent of surveyed medical women aged 30 to 40 were likely to be experiencing burnout, ASMS director of policy and research …

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‘Where’s the real doctor?’: Being a woman in New Zealand’s senior medical workforce

ASMS News7 November 2019

A study examining gender bias and other challenges faced by women in New Zealand’s senior medical workforce was launched today at Parliament by Minister for Women and Associate Minister of Health Julie Anne Genter. It’s hoped the research will spark much-needed debate on the culture and future of medicine. “Making up for being female’: Work-life balance, medical time and gender norms for women in the New Zealand senior medical workforce” was conducted by Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Director …

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