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

ED Specialist receives ACEM Service Award

Other News 15 November 2019

A CM Health ED specialist has become the first NZ recipient of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Service Award. Dr Bhavani Peddinti is based at Middlemore Hospital and was presented the award for his significant contribution in education and training as well as services on College committees and councils. The College is a non-profit organisation responsible for training emergency physicians and advancing professional standards in emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand. “I was very surprised to be …

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DHB bailouts symptomatic of underfunding

ASMS News 12 November 2019

Emergency cash injections for DHBs are a symptom of a woefully inadequate budget planning process that is increasingly an exercise in futility, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Executive Director Ian Powell says. Mr Powell was commenting on a New Zealand Herald story that reveals equity injections to seven DHBs totalling $142 million to keep them afloat in the last financial year. This was on top of an earlier $92 million payout in January, and a further $134 million is …

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Gender bias report. Senior doctors “making up for being female”

Other News 8 November 2019

A new Association of Salaried Medical Specialists report is giving insight into why senior women doctors are burning out at a quicker rate than their male counterparts and are more likely to work through illness. The Director of Policy and Research with ASMS, Charlotte Chambers, interviewed 14 senior women doctors for the study and found common narratives around subtle and overt gender bias, as well as a lack of work-life balance. She says the medical profession needs an urgent shift …

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ASMS researcher unpicks medical culture’s impacts on women

Other News 8 November 2019

Research released today is highlighting that a medical career pressures New Zealand women in ways not experienced by men, affecting their wellbeing, advancement and choice of specialty. A gathering at Parliament this morning presents Association of Salaried Medical Specialists’ interviews and analysis on why medical women are at greater risk of burnout than men. Having reported that 71 per cent of surveyed medical women aged 30 to 40 were likely to be experiencing burnout, ASMS director of policy and research …

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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: 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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