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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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Damning report joins calls for inquiry into country’s stretched mental health services

20 April 2017 Olivia Carville - New Zealand Herald

Pressure is building for the Government to launch an independent inquiry into the mental health sector in the wake of a damning new report.

The People’s Mental Health Review report, released today, canvassed 500 people who have either accessed or worked within mental health services in New Zealand.

Almost 95 per cent of those surveyed had negative experiences of the sector and shared stories of inappropriately long wait times, an over-reliance on medication and an under-resourced, stressed workforce.

Read the article here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/health/news/article.cfm?c_id=204&objectid=11841136