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

Waikato District Health Board to launch a review on SmartHealth app

Other News 24 October 2017

The new boss at the Waikato District Health Board is to launch a review of the controversial SmartHealth app which cost the health board millions and failed to attract the targeted number of users. Interim chief executive Derek Wright has called for an external and independent review of HealthTap, the American company which powers SmartHealth and which the DHB has a contract with. Read the article here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11936204

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Ministry of Health call on Waikato DHB chairman to explain

Other News 24 October 2017

Former Waikato health boss Nigel Murray allegedly deleted data from his work cell phone while under investigation for irregular spending. New details about the investigation into the former Waikato District Health Board chief executive’s spending are coming to light as the Ministry of Health step in to get answers from hospital board chairman Bob Simcock. Simcock has been asked to brief the ministry as new claims emerge about Murray’s spending which includes allegations that he paid rental car hire, international and …

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Former Waikato health chief Nigel Murray under fire from senior doctors

Other News 24 October 2017

A former health board chief executive, whose spending of public money will now be examined by the Ministry of Health, is accused of leading to a culture of dysfunction and embarking on expensive projects at the cost of core services and patient safety, according to a damning letter by doctors. And the man ultimately responsible for appointing Dr Nigel Murray to the top post at Waikato District Health Board, chairman Bob Simcock, has also come under fire from the senior …

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Judge scathing of delays

Other News 24 October 2017

A Dunedin judge has given a scathing assessment of the region’s mental health services after hearing they were so busy it would take 10 weeks to prepare a report. The issue arose this month at the Dunedin District Court when Judge Michael Crosbie was informed of the long wait by a forensic nurse. “That is not good enough,” the judge said. He was quick to clarify it was not the staff who were in the gun. “I don’t wish to …

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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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