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.

All newborns deserve access to safe sleeping devices

Other News 22 June 2017

The Government needs to ensure that all new babies have access to a wahakura safe sleeping device, the Green Party said today. The Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) special report on sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) shows that there is much more that can be done to prevent babies dying in New Zealand. “Every single baby in Aotearoa needs access to a wahakura safe sleeping device,” said Green Party health spokesperson Julie Anne Genter. “The National Government …

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Supporting world class health research in NZ

Other News 22 June 2017

Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman and Minister of Science and Innovation Paul Goldsmith today launched New Zealand’s first Health Research Strategy which aims to increase the excellence and impact of government investment in health research. “Investment in health research is crucial to delivering better health outcomes for New Zealanders,” says Dr Coleman. “The Health Research Strategy sets a vision of creating a world-leading health research and innovation system by 2027. The strategy brings together science, health, research and innovation to …

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State Services Commissioner defends embattled health official against ‘inappropriate’ attacks

Other News 22 June 2017

The head of the public service has delivered a strong rebuke to the Labour Party and certain DHBs over “inappropriate and unfair” public campaigns against the Director General of Health. State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has stepped in to request that if Labour have any issues with Director General of Health Chai Chuah, they should raise them with him first. It’s an unprecedented move, and comes in response to repeated calls for Chuah’s resignation following a DHB budget blunder that saw $38m of …

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Medical students prevented from finishing

Other News 22 June 2017

A recent study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal found that medical student debt is astonishingly high (1). Compounding this problem the lifetime limit on the student loans means some medical students will be unable to finish their degrees. Postgraduate students are only able to claim 8 years of student loan (or “8 EFTS”) in total, and NZMSA is aware of over 50 students who will exceed this limit. Of those, just under 30 will run out before their …

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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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