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.

Government confirms $20m investment in new health centre for Westport

Other News19 November 2018

Health Minister Dr David Clark today confirmed $20m in Crown funding and the site for the new Buller Health Centre in Westport. During a visit to Westport today with West Coast Tasman MP Damien O’Connor, David Clark said the latest concept design for the new facility had been accepted, allowing detailed design work to proceed. “The people of Buller have waited long enough for a modern, purpose-designed health facility. “The Government has listened to the public engagement process and the …

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Junior doctors deliver fail grades to Sydney hospitals

Other News19 November 2018

Junior doctors have accused Westmead Hospital of allowing a culture of intimidation, discrimination and harassment to permeate, as the alarm over bullying in NSW hospitals grows. More than half of doctors-in-training at the western Sydney hospital reported that they had been bullied, discriminated against or harassed by a hospital staff member, and more than two-thirds witnessed the behaviour. The damning results were contained in the 2018 Hospital Health Check survey of 1351 DITs working across NSW. Read more here:

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NHS ‘could be short of 350,000 staff by 2030’

Other News16 November 2018

The staffing crisis in the NHS is deepening so fast that the service could be short of 350,000 key personnel by 2030, health experts have warned. Staff shortages are set to become so serious that they force patients to wait longer for treatment, hit the quality of care offered and mean some of the NHS’s £20.5bn funding boost never gets spent. The warning comes from an analysis of the NHS’s increasingly visible lack of doctors, …

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Axing of rural medicine school hailed

Other News16 November 2018

A government decision to scrap plans to establish a school of rural medicine has been welcomed in Dunedin. But the University of Otago says its collaboration with other organisations to bolster rural healthcare remains on the table. “From my point of view we have a very strong, ongoing commitment to that, no doubt about that,” professor of public health and former University of Otago health sciences pro-vice-chancellor Peter Crampton said last night. The National Government, before last year’s election, promised …

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