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Seminar: Commercial detriments of health (can we respond and how?)

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Seminar: Commercial detriments of health (can we respond and how?)

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Seminar: Commercial detriments of health (can we respond and how?) Commercial determinants arise from the economic frameworks, forces and values that underlie and permeate all aspects of society. They are of fundamental importance for health status, inequalities, trends, and outcomes. While relevant to both communicable […]

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Acute demand driving deficits

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Acute demand driving deficits

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Pressuring District Health Boards to reduce their deficits will exacerbate the critical shortfall being experienced in public hospitals dealing with significant increased acute demand, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). “Health Minister David Clark acknowledges DHBs are under pressure but says he […]

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Southern DHB: 24/7 maternity facilities in rural regions ‘not possible’

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Southern DHB: 24/7 maternity facilities in rural regions ‘not possible’

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Southern DHB: 24/7 maternity facilities in rural regions ‘not possible’ Southern DHB CEO Chris Fleming joins Checkpoint live to discuss concerns about a lack of maternity facilities in the Southland and Otago regions. This follows several incidents in recent months, including a Lumsden mother who […]

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The business of health care depends on exploiting doctors and nurses

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on The business of health care depends on exploiting doctors and nurses

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The business of health care depends on exploiting doctors and nurses You are at your daughter’s recital and you get a call that your elderlypatient’s son needs to talk to you urgently. A colleague has a family emergency and the hospital needs you to work a […]

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Govt’s $2b for mental health: will it work?

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Govt’s $2b for mental health: will it work?

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Govt’s $2b for mental health: will it work? The centrepiece of last week’s budget was $1.9 billion to help the one in five New Zealanders who experience mental illness or significant mental distress.  New Zealand has persistently high suicide rates – particularly for young people […]

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Let’s talk about the art of living and dying well

By   /  June 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Let’s talk about the art of living and dying well

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Let’s talk about the art of living and dying well It isn’t until my patient dies that I calculate we have known each other for 10 years, the time it took for her recurrent cancer to extinguish her life. I use the word “extinguish” deliberately, […]

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First baby born at Lumsden maternal and child hub

By   /  June 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, DJF, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on First baby born at Lumsden maternal and child hub

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: First baby born at Lumsden maternal and child hub The fact that a second baby has been born in northern Southland while the mother was on her way to a primary birthing unit is proof that the Lumsden Maternity Centre should have stayed open, Clutha-Southland […]

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Health budget barely maintains the status quo

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Health budget barely maintains the status quo

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “On initial analysis of the increase for health in today’s Budget is virtually enough to maintain the current level of service overall but district health board funding falls short by around $300 million,” says Lyndon Keene, Director of Policy and Research for the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). […]

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World Medical Association welcomes decision on burnout

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on World Medical Association welcomes decision on burnout

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: World Medical Association welcomes decision on burnout The World Medical Association has given a warm welcome to the decision by the World Health Assembly to classify work related burnout as a problem that influences health status and to include it in the new version of […]

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Government policy makes people ill – and the NHS pays the price

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Government policy makes people ill – and the NHS pays the price

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Government policy makes people ill – and the NHS pays the price NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has been remarkably successful in prising more money for the health service out of the government, but short-term ministerial thinking about the service and its resources has […]

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Government’s mental health response a positive step forward; now for the detail

By   /  May 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Government’s mental health response a positive step forward; now for the detail

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Government’s mental health response a positive step forward; now for the detail “The Government’s response to its mental health review appears to be a significant step in the right direction but we now need the detail to see how much of a difference it will […]

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Syphilis outbreak shows decision to cut sexual health doctors clearly short-sighted

By   /  May 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Syphilis outbreak shows decision to cut sexual health doctors clearly short-sighted

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Syphilis outbreak shows decision to cut sexual health doctors clearly short-sighted The struggle to contain Auckland’s syphilis outbreak is hardly surprising given the flawed decision by the city’s health bosses several years ago to cut the number of senior sexual health doctors in the region, […]

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Health $3.2 billion under-funded since 2009/10

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Health $3.2 billion under-funded since 2009/10

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists A pre-budget analysis conducted by the Council of Trade Unions and Association of Salaried Medical Specialists has highlighted a vast spending shortfall in health since 2009/2010. For the Health Vote to regain the spending power of the 2009/10 Health Vote and pay for the initiatives and additional costs announced […]

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‘We have pretty much nothing’ – Te Anau maternity services

By   /  May 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on ‘We have pretty much nothing’ – Te Anau maternity services

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ‘We have pretty much nothing’ – Te Anau maternity services Te Anau residents say promised maternity services haven’t been delivered, leaving mothers and midwives in a precarious situation. The Southern District Health Board announced a maternal and child hub for the town after downgrading the […]

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Doctor unions embrace common approach to issues arising from safer rostering efforts

By   /  May 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Doctor unions embrace common approach to issues arising from safer rostering efforts

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The two unions representing doctors in public hospitals have agreed on a common approach to addressing any problems arising from efforts to secure safer staffing rosters for resident (junior) doctors. The senior doctors’ union, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), and the union representing junior doctors, the New […]

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Bitter dispute could have unintended consequences for senior medical workforce

By   /  April 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Bitter dispute could have unintended consequences for senior medical workforce

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists A winner-takes-all approach in the acrimonious junior doctor dispute could have the unintended effect of making hospital specialists think twice about district health boards as employers of choice, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). He backed comments by Middlemore Hospital intensive care […]

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Five-day junior doctors’ strike begins

By   /  April 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Five-day junior doctors’ strike begins

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Five-day junior doctors’ strike begins Thousands of junior doctors are walking off the job from 8am, for their longest strike yet. It’s the fifth strike by the members of the Resident Doctors Association and this time will run for five days in all regions except […]

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Removal of pathologists from long-term skills shortage list unwise

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Removal of pathologists from long-term skills shortage list unwise

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The senior doctors’ union says its concerns about the immigration status of pathologists have been acknowledged but the Government’s response falls well short of what is needed. Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), says Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has written to acknowledge the […]

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Health Minister warns Waikato DHB over growing deficit

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Health Minister warns Waikato DHB over growing deficit

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Health Minister warns Waikato DHB over growing deficit The Health Minister is poised to sack the entire Waikato District Health Board and replace it with a commissioner. David Clark has told the embattled DHB he’s seriously dissatisfied with its performance and increasingly worried about its […]

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Hospital specialists congratulate midwives on accord – and ask: what about us?

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Hospital specialists congratulate midwives on accord – and ask: what about us?

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “Hospital midwives are to be congratulated for successfully negotiating a safer staffing accord – and now it’s the turn of hospital specialists to have a similar agreement with the Government to address the serious workforce issues they’re dealing with,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried […]

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