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.

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Patient-centred care

These videos were produced by ASMS to highlight issues affecting the senior medical workforce in New Zealand and the delivery of patient-centred care.

Dr Tule Masa

Dr John Chambers

Dr Julian Vyas

Dr Katie Ben

Professor Murray Barclay

Dr Tanya Wilton

Dr Annette van Zeist-Jongman

Making up for being female

Work-life balance, medical time and gender norms for women in the New Zealand senior medical workforce. A study examining gender bias and other challenges faced by women in New Zealand’s senior medical workforce.

ASMS Annual Conferences and Events 

31st Annual Conference

Professor Murray Barclay, ASMS National President
Armin Ehl, Marburger Bund (German Doctors Union)
Warwick Hough, Australian Medical Association (Federal)
Bernadette Mulholland, South Australian Salaried Medical Officer Association; Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation
Ellie Baxter, Medical Students Association

Is the pay of medical specialists in New Zealand gender biased?
Dr Isabelle Sin, Motu Economics and Public Policy Research

Hospitals on the edge
Dr Charlotte Chambers, Director of Policy and Research
Lyndon Keene, Senior Policy and Research Advisor

Comparison of salaries of medical specialists in Australia and New Zealand
Dr Ganesh Nana, Chief Economist, BERL

Collective bargaining in municipal hospitals – strategy and tactics
Dr Andreas Botzlar, Vice President, Marburger Bund

30th Anniversary Conference

Keynote address: Professor Martin McKee, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Minister of Health: Hon Dr David Clark
Dr Otmar Kloiber, Secretary General of the World Medical Association
Dr Samantha Murton – President, the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners

Past Presidents and Life Members

Past Presidents

Reflections from our past President – Dr Hein Stander
Reflections from our past Presidents – Allen Fraser
Reflections from our past Presidents – George Downward
Reflections from our past Presidents – Dr Jeff Brown
Reflections from our past Presidents – Dr Peter Roberts
Reflections from our past Presidents – Dr David Galler
ASMS Presidents – Celebrating 25 Years

Life Memberships

Life membership of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Dr David Jones

Life membership of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Dr Brian Craig

ASMS History and Recollections

An interview with Dr James Judson, a founder of the ASMS