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Family Planning and ASMS ‘fully behind fully integrated abortion care in NZ’

Family Planning and ASMS ‘fully behind fully integrated abortion care in NZ’

Family Planning and the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists - Toi Mata Hauora say if one thing can be ...
Senior doctors share allied health worker’s frustrations

Senior doctors share allied health worker’s frustrations

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says today’s strike by allied health workers is a ...
Health Budget 2022 – Will we get better?

Health Budget 2022 – Will we get better?

The Finance Minister Grant Robertson has said this year’s Budget will be all about health. We’ve written a ...
Staffing shortages elephant in the room in patient backlog plan

Staffing shortages elephant in the room in patient backlog plan

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says a plan to clear patient waiting lists must be ...
Government ghosting health workers

Government ghosting health workers

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says the Government continues to ghost health ...
What happens to my job under Health NZ?

What happens to my job under Health NZ?

On July 1st, DHBs will be disestablished and their functions will be taken over by Health NZ, including the ...
Tone deaf DHBs pay peanuts for staff wellbeing

Tone deaf DHBs pay peanuts for staff wellbeing

ANOTHER CALLOUT: More than 1.2 million people attended hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) in the year to June ...
Seismic funding shift needed

Seismic funding shift needed

In the March edition of The Specialist we have an article from our health policy analyst Lyndon Keene about what ...
‘No crisis’ – senior doctors beg to differ

‘No crisis’ – senior doctors beg to differ

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says senior hospital doctors would strongly refute ...
New National Executive member

New National Executive member

ASMS welcomes Bay of Plenty psychiatrist Dr Mark Lawrence (Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri, Ngā Puhi)  as the newest member ...
DHBs drop the ball on closing the gender pay gap

DHBs drop the ball on closing the gender pay gap

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says International Women’s Day should make DHBs ...
Red flags over return to work health rules

Red flags over return to work health rules

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora is concerned that changing self-isolation rules ...