ASMS

We are the union for 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.

Public sector pay restraint a ‘kick in the teeth’

ASMS News5 May 2021

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says the Government’s ongoing public sector pay restraint is a kick in the teeth to senior doctors and dentists who keep core health services going and have kept New Zealanders safe and cared for during the Covid-19 pandemic. In a press release on the Government’s Workforce Policy Statement, Public Service Minister Chris Hipkins has ruled out pay increases for those earning over $100,000 for the next three years. ASMS Executive Director …

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Great line-up for the Creating Solutions virtual conference

ASMS News30 April 2021

Registrations are now open for the Creating Solutions – Towards better health equity for all conference. The virtual conference is on 2-3 July and is being co-hosted by ASMS and the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust. We have put together an exciting programme of national and international speakers and health sector leaders. The conference will be opened by the Health Minister Andrew Little with a keynote address by the established British health equity researcher Sir Michael Marmot.  All those attending will be …

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CME and the trans-Tasman travel bubble

ASMS News23 April 2021

With the much-anticipated trans-Tasman travel bubble now operating, some of you may be thinking of jetting across the Tasman for a holiday or for CME. We have put together some initial advice.

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Rural health at a crossroads

ASMS News23 April 2021

People living in rural areas and small town in New Zealand face greater barriers accessing healthcare services than people in urban centres. The delivery of healthcare to rural communities and the recruitment of health professionals is also challenging. ASMS has produced a Research Brief which discusses models of healthcare and how rural communities can best be served.

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Bold response to tackle stressed health system

News21 April 2021

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says the Government has chosen a bold path of health reform, but increased health funding and investment must sit alongside. The Health Minister Andrew Little has announced a generational shakeup of the health system, which goes much further that the recommendations of the Health and Disability System Review. ASMS applauds the Government’s decision to establish a Māori Health Authority with full commissioning rights, as a new pathway to deliver health equity …

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