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

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The right to speak up

23 April 2020 ASMS

The importance of senior doctors speaking up publicly when they have unresolved concerns about patient care, or the health and safety of staff, is repeatedly raised at ASMS forums. However relatively few doctors speak out publicly, despite provisions in the MECA allowing them to do so.

We thought it was timely to issue some advice for members on the right to speak up and the protections laid out in the MECA.

Read it here: Speaking up for patients and staff