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Last ditch effort to resolve industrial action

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Last ditch effort to resolve industrial action

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) and Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira (Ora Toa Health) will meet tomorrow (Wednesday) in a last-gasp effort to resolve industrial action and prevent a full-day strike on Christmas Eve. Tomorrow will also see the fifth day of limited strike action when 21 […]

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Hopes high for positive change following mental health and addictions review

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Hopes high for positive change following mental health and addictions review

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Hopes high for positive change following mental health and addictions review The Mental Health and Addiction inquiry report released this month by Health Minister David Clark is the most significant review of the sector since the 1990s and looks set to lead to an overhaul […]

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Second Wellington GP strike planned for tomorrow

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Second Wellington GP strike planned for tomorrow

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Doctors at five Wellington general practices are due to strike for an hour tomorrow morning, the second in a series of walkouts over the exclusion of their dentist colleagues from their collective employment agreement. Twenty-one doctors at Iwi health provider practices in Porirua, Cannons Creek, Titahi Bay and Newtown […]

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GP strike to go ahead after employer refuses to budge

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on GP strike to go ahead after employer refuses to budge

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Twenty-one doctors at five Iwi health provider practices will take the first ever strike action by New Zealand general practitioners tomorrow (Friday) after efforts to avert the strike failed. “This could have been avoided if the employer, Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira, which runs Ora Toa Health, allowed its […]

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Health Minister needs to support senior doctor accord for the safety of the workforce

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Health Minister needs to support senior doctor accord for the safety of the workforce

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The senior doctors’ union says the Health Minister needs to get off the fence over the issue of a safe staffing accord for hospital specialists. “The Minister doesn’t seem to appreciate the gravity of the situation for hospital specialists,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried […]

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NZMA supports call for safe staffing levels

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on NZMA supports call for safe staffing levels

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZMA supports call for safe staffing levels  The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) supports the call by Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) for safe staffing levels for senior doctors and urges the Government to address the workload pressures and burnout for all doctors regardless […]

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Wellington GPs plan rolling strikes in the lead-up to Christmas over exclusion of dentists from collective agreement

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Wellington GPs plan rolling strikes in the lead-up to Christmas over exclusion of dentists from collective agreement

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Doctors at five Wellington practices plan to walk off the job in support of their dental colleagues – believed to be the first time a strike has taken place in a GP practice. Twenty-one GPs employed by Te Rūnanga O Toa Rangatira (Ora Toa Primary Health) practices across Porirua […]

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Senior doctors call on Health Minister to support safe staffing accord in public hospitals

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Senior doctors call on Health Minister to support safe staffing accord in public hospitals

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is calling on Health Minister David Clark to support the development of a safe staffing accord with senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals. “Hospital specialists, like nurses and other frontline health workers, continue to suffer from high workloads caused by […]

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Senior doctors urge action on climate change

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Senior doctors urge action on climate change

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Two senior health professionals are urging colleagues and the wider health sector to take a lead in the fight against climate change. Counties Manukau District Health Board intensivist Dr David Galler and CMDHB anaesthetist Dr Rob Burrell gave a presentation today at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) […]

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Pressure on female doctors highlighted in new research

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Pressure on female doctors highlighted in new research

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Research carried out by the union for senior doctors and dentists has revealed a need for both attitudinal and structural change to encourage more women to participate in the specialist workforce. The study conducted by Dr Charlotte Chambers, Principal Analyst at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), involved […]

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We’re wasting public money by overpaying Treasury analysts

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on We’re wasting public money by overpaying Treasury analysts

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: We’re wasting public money by overpaying Treasury analysts OPINION: The Treasury made major changes to its recruitment strategies a few years ago, downplaying the recruitment of economists. With the Treasury running the ruler over current pay demands in the rest of the public sector, have they been […]

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Senior doctors welcome recognition and pay rise for hospital service workers

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Senior doctors welcome recognition and pay rise for hospital service workers

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The union for senior doctors and dentists is welcoming news of a significant pay rise for thousands of hospital service workers. “These employees contribute to the smooth running of our hospitals, ensuring they are clean, safe places for patients,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried […]

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Middlemore’s $80m boost: Health Minister awaits business case

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Middlemore’s $80m boost: Health Minister awaits business case

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Middlemore’s $80m boost: Health Minister awaits business case Middlemore Hospital says it has done well from a government funding boost of $80 million, despite the Counties Manukau District Health Board estimating a year ago it needed more than $1.6 billion to upgrade all its facilities. […]

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Middlemore $80m boost a good start – Gosche

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Middlemore $80m boost a good start – Gosche

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Middlemore $80m boost a good start – Gosche Middlemore Hospital’s latest cash injection won’t fix all its rotting buildings and it pales into comparison with what other district health boards in Auckland have got. Yesterday the government announced that Counties Manukau DHB would get $80 […]

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Nice buildings – now the hospital specialists working in them need government action

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Nice buildings – now the hospital specialists working in them need government action

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The union for senior doctors and dentists is welcoming the Government’s promise of more money to fix the country’s run-down and cash-strapped hospitals, but says equal attention must be given to tackling problems with the senior medical workforce. “We’re very glad that the Government is allocating significant amounts of […]

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Auckland public health takes on junk food ads

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Auckland public health takes on junk food ads

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Auckland public health takes on junk food ads Auckland public health officials are on the attack over advertising junk food to children. The Regional Public Health Service has just laid a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority about an ad for Kinder Surprise chocolate, saying […]

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Otago medical students in limbo after exam cheating claims

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Otago medical students in limbo after exam cheating claims

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Otago medical students in limbo after exam cheating claims Third-year medical students at the University of Otago don’t yet know if they’ll have to re-sit their exams after allegations of cheating. In an end-of-year practical exam, students were asked to demonstrate a clinical skill, such […]

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Auckland children wait months for dental treatment

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Auckland children wait months for dental treatment

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Auckland children wait months for dental treatment Auckland children with severe and often extremely painful teeth problems are having to wait more than eight months for treatment – double what they should be. Under Ministry of Health standards, all patients requiring specialist appointments should be […]

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Why Doctors Hate Their Computers

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Why Doctors Hate Their Computers

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Why Doctors Hate Their Computers On a sunny afternoon in May, 2015, I joined a dozen other surgeons at a downtown Boston office building to begin sixteen hours of mandatory computer training. We sat in three rows, each of us parked behind a desktop computer. […]

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DHBs support fatigued surgeons continuing to work

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on DHBs support fatigued surgeons continuing to work

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: DHBs support fatigued surgeons continuing to work The new collective agreement on offer to a small group of surgical registrars represented by Specialty Trainees of New Zealand(STONZ) makes clear the country’s twenty District Health Boards (DHBs) have a total disregard for the health and wellbeing of their […]

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