ASMS

We are the union for salaried doctors and dentists.

We promote, protect and support the interests of our members in all aspects of their working lives. We are working for an equitable, accessible public health care system that meets the needs of all New Zealanders.

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Urgent action required on cervical cancer self-swabbing

7 April 2021 ASMS Media Release

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora supports the call for the Ministry of Health to quit stalling the rollout of a life-saving and low-cost measure that will save the lives of many women and improve health equity. Self-swabbing for cervical cancer was supposed to start in 2018 but has been put on the backburner by the Ministry. Te Tātai Hauora o Hine director Dr Beverley Lawton, who conducted a pilot study of the proposed HPV self-screening, told RNZ …

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Nominations are open!

ASMS News 26 March 2021 ASMS

ASMS members are encouraged to stand or nominate colleagues for the positions of President and Vice President at each ASMS branch.

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Big tick for fluoridation decision – more brave action needed

ASMS News 18 March 2021 ASMS Media Release

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists is welcoming the Government’s legislative decision to hand over control of water fluoridation to the Director General of Health but is urging even stronger action to improve the oral health of New Zealanders. ASMS represents senior doctors and dentists in public hospitals. Executive Director Sarah Dalton says tooth decay or dental caries is also one of the most prevalent and chronic diseases in New Zealand and today’s decision is a significant step which will …

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Backing for fully empowered Māori Health Authority

ASMS News 12 March 2021 ASMS Media Release

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists and the New Zealand Medical Association are making clear their support for the establishment of a Māori Health Authority with full commissioning rights, as a new pathway to deliver health equity for Māori. The Final Report of the Health and Disability System Review included a recommendation for a Māori Health Authority. However, Review members were split on whether it should have the power to commission and fund services.  An “alternative view” in the …

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New National Executive

ASMS News 12 March 2021 ASMS

Congratulations to the new ASMS National Executive. After several weeks of voting, members elected their representatives to serve on the National Executive for the next three years.

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Frontline mental health services desperate for action

ASMS News 11 March 2021 ASMS Media Release

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says frontline mental health workers are overwhelmed by skyrocketing demand and have seen no meaningful progress despite the promises of the 2018 mental health inquiry. In assessing progress on the recommendations from the inquiry, the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission describes frustration over the pace of change and the speed at which funding is being delivered. It suggests some progress has been made but points to an urgent need for an overarching plan. ASMS …

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Student mentoring opportunity

ASMS News 1 March 2021 ASMS

The New Zealand Medical Students’ Association and the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists are proud to launch the ASMS-NZMSA Year 4 Clinical Mentoring Programme for 2021.

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A tribute to Canterbury health workers on tenth quake anniversary

ASMS News 22 February 2021 ASMS Media Release

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora wants to pay tribute to the hundreds of health workers who worked tirelessly to provide immediate and long-term care to the victims of the Christchurch earthquake, as the region marks the tenth anniversary.

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