We are the union for senior salaried doctors and dentists.

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.

Do you know about time in lieu over public holidays?

News6 December 2021

Time in lieu for working a public holiday can only be claimed once? That means, where a public holiday is Monday-ised, if you work both the actual day and the Monday, you can only claim one alternative (or lieu) day. You will be paid at the appropriate rate for all days you work, but one public holiday only generates ONE alternate day of leave. This holiday season Christmas, Boxing, New Year’s Day and 2 January all fall on a weekend, …

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Inside the Frontline of the Mental Health Crisis

News29 November 2021

We have launched a substantive new report which details the stresses and challenges facing the country’s psychiatrists in the face of soaring demand for mental health services. It is based on a survey of ASMS psychiatry members and reveals that 45 percent would like to leave their job.

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Beyond the Mask

News26 November 2021

The artistic talents of our doctors and dentists are on display at the Beyond the Mask exhibition organised by ASMS and the Academy of Fine Art in Wellington. ASMS members took away the big awards on opening night.

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New ASMS life member

News25 November 2021

Bay of Plenty anaesthetist and former ASMS Treasurer and National Secretary Dr Paul Wilson has been granted life membership of the Association at the 33rd ASMS Annual Conference.

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Health Coalition Aotearoa delivers giant letter to the Minister…

News22 November 2021

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Toi Mata Hauora was part of Health Coalition Aotearoa’s presentation to the Associate Minister of Health, Ayesha Verrall, in support of the draft Smokefree Action Plan 2025 on Thursday 18 November . The Coalition presented the Minister with an over-sized letter – signed by over 660 people and 60 organisations (including ASMS) – calling for full implementation of the Plan released in April 2021, including: A comprehensive, multi-faceted approach. The …

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