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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 DHB boss Nigel Murray’s spending questioned

Other News 24 July 2017

Waikato District Health Board chief executive Nigel Murray is under scrutiny over alleged unauthorised spending. It’s understood board members were advised of the spending irregularities at a special meeting on Wednesday. DHB chairman Bob Simcock on Sunday declined to detail what was discussed at the meeting and would only say the meeting related to a “confidential human resource issue”. “The whole meeting was protected by legal and professional privilege, so I can’t say at this time anything more than that.” Murray’s response was limited also, saying on …

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Investigation into Waikato DHB chief executive’s expenses looming

Other News 24 July 2017

A district health board chief executive is to be investigated over alleged unauthorised spending, the Weekend Herald has learned. Waikato DHB chief executive Dr Nigel Murray is understood to have been informed of the pending investigation. Board chairman Bob Simcock declined to comment on the situation but a source close to the DHB told the Weekend Herald concerns about Murray’s expenses were first raised by staff last year. Murray, who took up the $560,000-plus job in July 2014, came under fire in December last …

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Is the Canterbury District Health Board getting a fair go?

Other News 24 July 2017

Tensions between Canterbury health leaders and their ministry bosses have reached boiling point with a highly public spat which this week saw front-line doctors join the fray. Mediation looms as possibly the only way to resolve the complex long-running and bitter funding dispute. Read the article here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/94906869/is-the-canterbury-district-health-board-getting-a-fair-go

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Over a million contacts made to Telehealth

Other News 24 July 2017

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says over a million contacts have now been made to the country’s telehealth provider for advice on health issues as well as mental health and addiction support. “The National Telehealth Service operates a number of significant health information services and this week hit a million contacts in just under 20 months, with 1,002,952 contacts this morning,” says Dr Coleman. “This includes over 600,000 contacts to Healthline, 141,000 to mental health and addiction services, 150,000 to Quitline …

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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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