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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.
The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora welcomes the appointment of one of its members to the interim board of Health New Zealand, saying the voice of frontline clinicians must be heard as the Government pushes forward with sweeping health reform. Dr Curtis Walker, who is also the Chair of the Medical Council, has been named as one of eight members of Health New Zealand which, along with the Māori Health Authority, will lead the establishment of the …
The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora is greeting a new plan to improve mental health with cautious optimism but warns ten years could prove a very long wait. The Government has announced a ten-year strategy – Kia Manawanui – to set goals on mental health and support the delivery of mental health services. ASMS Executive Director Sarah Dalton says the explosion in demand for specialist mental health services has deepened a crisis which requires urgent action. A …
This year’s 33rd annual conference will be a one-day virtual meeting on 25 November. The Health Minister will give an address and there will be an AGM along with guest speakers. You can click here to register.
A difficult call has been made to hold the ASMS Annual Conference in November as a virtual only event. The outbreak of the Delta strain of Covid-19 means it is difficult to plan for large events due to potential alert level changes restricting travel and the size of gatherings.
ASMS supports an open letter written on behalf of doctors who want to present a united and evidence-based voice to the people of Aotearoa New Zealand in support of vaccination against Covid-19 for all eligible New Zealanders. For more information and details on how to sign up and take part, see below.