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.

  • Employment & Advice

Other Collective Agreements

The Association is a registered union that advises and represents members in respect of their employment agreements. It has negotiated collective employment agreements with all public hospitals and some with other employers. Where there is no collective agreement, the Association will advise members when they negotiate their own individual employment agreements.

According to our membership rules we may represent any doctor that is salaried and who requires an annual practising certificate to perform their salaried job, apart from those who work in universities, or government departments (excluding ACC).

Ashburn Clinic

Accident Compensation Corporation

Central Otago Health Services Ltd

Christchurch Union and Community Health Centre (Inc)

Compass Health Sexual Health Services

Family Planning Association

Golden Bays Community Health (Nelson Bays Primary Health)

Hibiscus Hospice

Hokianga Health Enterprise Trust


Hospice Whanganui

Ngati Porou Hauora

NZ Blood Service

Otago Community Hospice

Otara Whanau Medical Centre Doctors

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Te Oranganui Trust

Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira

Waitaki District Health Services

Wellington Union Health Services

Wellington Southern Community Labs