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The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is the professional association and union uniting doctors and dentists in New Zealand.

ACC pays millions in medical mishap compo

Other News 24 April 2017

ACC has paid out $80 million in the past two years over claims for medical mishaps. Last year ACC paid more than $41 million (excluding GST) in compensation to people who received “treatment injuries”, a figure revealed after an Official Information Act request. This figure, the total amount paid out from 9382 separate claims, does not include the cost of treatment or rehabilitation for the treatment injury. Read the article here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/health/news/article.cfm?c_id=204&objectid=11842061

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Medical schools jolted into action

Other News 24 April 2017

The bid by Waikato District Health Board and Waikato University  for a medical school has greatly perturbed Otago and Auckland universities, writes Eileen Goodwin from the Otago Daily Times. There is nothing like a common threat to unite old foes. Waikato’s bid to set up a third medical school has forced traditional rivals Otago and Auckland into an unlikely alliance. The two medical schools have in recent months pitched up together in Wellington to persuade officials of the merits of …

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Further support for North Canterbury & Marlborough

Other News 24 April 2017

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced an additional $500,000 investment to boost the post-earthquake support package for North Canterbury and Marlborough families. “The Government is committed to ensuring the people of North Canterbury and Marlborough can access the health services that they need following the 14 November earthquake,” says Dr Coleman. “We know that after a serious earthquake, people can feel stressed and anxious for a long time after the event. The psychosocial recovery needs of the communities will change …

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Mental health inquiry will help to save lives

Other News 24 April 2017

The Green Party supports the findings of the People’s Mental Health Review, released today, and is calling on the Government to now do its job and hold an inquiry into our strained mental health system. “Time and time again we’re hearing stories of New Zealanders not being able to get the help they need. The Government needs to do right by those people and their families, and find out why,” Green Party health spokesperson Julie Anne Genter said. “People accessing …

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  • ASMS Directs

Executive Direct – Issue 2016-2

26 April 2016

Dear Member This is the second issue for 2016 of our electronic publication, Executive Direct, to report to members on National Executive news. It is sent to members after each Executive meeting. This Direct reports on the Executive meeting held on 14 April and will also be available on the ASMS website: www.asms.nz. The next regular Executive meeting is scheduled for 7 July. National DHB MECA negotiations Payroll Record membership year

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ASMS Direct – Issue 2016-3

17 May 2016
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