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.

  • About ASMS

What We Do

ASMS has two main roles in supporting better Healthcare: 1. Professional and Policy In this role ASMS: Promotes the right of equal access for all New Zealanders to high quality health services; Articulates our members’ professional concerns and interests to the Government and its various agencies, employers and the public at large; Advises members in their dealings with the media; Liaises with the Medical Protection Society to ensure effective representation for members facing disciplinary proceedings in clinical matters which may …

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National Executive & Staff

National Executive National Office Staff Industrial Officer Contact Information/Areas ASMS branch representatives NATIONAL EXECUTIVE ASMS has a democratic structure with branches whose boundaries usually coincide with those of each DHB. The top decision and policy making body is the Annual Conference. Most branches are managed by an elected local committee who also select delegates to attend Annual Conference. Between conferences, management of the Association lies with an elected National Executive of ten members. They are elected …

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Policy Charter

The following policy charter forms the policy framework of ASMS. It was first adopted by the Third Annual Conference (1 November 1991), has been subsequently amended and can only be changed by resolution of Annual Conference or postal ballot in accordance with the Rules. State Funded Health Service That the Association support continuation of an adequately state funded health service. That all New Zealanders should have equal access, regardless of income or financial circumstances, to the state funded service. That …

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Changes passed at the 2019 and 2020 ASMS Annual Conference have been incorporated which include the amendment to Clause 5.1(c) adopted by the ASMS Annual Conference in Wellington on 28-29 November 2019 and the inclusion of a new clause 30 relating to the control and use of the Common Seal adopted by the ASMS Annual Conference in Wellington on 26-27 November 2020.    

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