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.

  • The path to patient centred care

The path to patient centred care

Welcome to the ASMS page for patient centred care.

Patient centred care is at the heart of what our members do. We will be adding publications, videos and articles about patient centred care as they become available.



Workforce shortage


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



Patient centred care improving quality and safety – issue 1

Why is patient centred care so important – issue 2

The time barrier – issue 3

Making time for patient centred care – issue 4

Health Dialogue – Discussion on the potential benefits of patient centred care and what needs to happen to truly achieve it

Workforce Shortages




Assessing medical specialists shortages: an overview


Forensic pathology

Despatches from the front line