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Single Chief Executive for two DHBs is a mistake

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Single Chief Executive for two DHBs is a mistake

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “The decision to appoint a single chief executive to lead two Wellington region district health boards is a mistake,” says Angela Belich, Deputy Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). She was commenting on an announcement that a single chief executive would be recruited to run […]

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Senior doctors ask Minister to put pathology back on short supply list

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Senior doctors ask Minister to put pathology back on short supply list

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The senior doctors’ union has asked the Minister for Economic Development, David Parker, to reverse his Ministry’s decision to remove pathology from the Government’s list of essential skills in short supply. “Removing pathology from this list is a mistake and just piles more pressure onto a workforce already under […]

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Senior doctors welcome Government’s recognition of importance of public health service

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Senior doctors welcome Government’s recognition of importance of public health service

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The senior doctors’ union has welcomed the Government’s recognition of the importance of universal public health services and the need for further improvements. “Our public hospitals and other publicly-funded health services are as essential today as they were 80 years ago when the 1938 Social Security Act came into […]

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Government needs to stop break-up of forensic pathology service and listen to the clinical experts

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Government needs to stop break-up of forensic pathology service and listen to the clinical experts

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “The Government needs to listen closely to the small group of highly trained clinical experts working in the country’s national forensic pathology service, who are warning of unintended consequences in years to come if the service is dismantled,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical […]

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Homicides could be missed if forensic pathology service collapses, warns senior doctors

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Homicides could be missed if forensic pathology service collapses, warns senior doctors

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The national forensic pathology service in this country is on the brink of collapse – and Justice Minister Andrew Little is refusing to intervene despite the advice of clinical experts, says the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). “The seriousness of the current situation cannot be over-stated,” says ASMS […]

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Nurses’ pay deal welcomed by senior doctors

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Nurses’ pay deal welcomed by senior doctors

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “Senior doctors welcome today’s news of a pay deal reached with nurses and congratulate this group of health professionals on their perseverance and determination,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). He was commenting on today’s announcement by the New Zealand Nurses Organisation […]

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Legislated health targets not the answer to ensuring efficient public health system

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Legislated health targets not the answer to ensuring efficient public health system

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “Legislated health targets would be a clunky, heavy-handed way to monitor public hospitals and could end up putting patients at risk,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). “If they were made a legal requirement, then governments would need to ensure a requirement […]

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ACC medical advisors cancel strikes as talks progress

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on ACC medical advisors cancel strikes as talks progress

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “ACC’s medical advisors have called off planned strikes as significant progress has been made on two issues greatly concerning them,” says Lloyd Woods, a Senior Industrial Officer with the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). ASMS represents most of the medical advisors employed by ACC, who provide specialised medical […]

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Government-led accord on public hospital safe nurse staffing levels welcomed

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Government-led accord on public hospital safe nurse staffing levels welcomed

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “Health Minister David Clark is to be commended for brokering an accord on safe nurse staffing levels in public hospitals,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). “This is a very welcome initiative from a Minister who clearly wants to make a real […]

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Elementary, Dear David

By   /  July 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Elementary, Dear David

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Your browser does not support JavaScript!This website is best viewed with Javascript on. Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings or update your browser. 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 […]

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Whitecoat website forcing doctors into dubious business relationship

By   /  July 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Whitecoat website forcing doctors into dubious business relationship

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “The Whitecoat website that rates doctors is looking more and more dubious on closer examination,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). “It seems that doctors can be added to the website without their permission and the only way they can then have […]

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Website to rate doctors a serious concern; questions asked about fairness, safety, and vested interests of health insurance companies

By   /  July 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Website to rate doctors a serious concern; questions asked about fairness, safety, and vested interests of health insurance companies

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “The launch of a website that allows patients to rate their doctors sets a dubious precedent with no guarantee of greater transparency or improved quality of care,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). “Not only that, it raises serious concerns about fair […]

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Further strike today by ACC senior doctors

By   /  July 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Further strike today by ACC senior doctors

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ACC medical advisors will walk off the job again today (Wednesday 25 July) for four hours over their unsettled collective employment agreement. “They’re very unhappy about ACC’s continuing refusal to negotiate properly with them,” says Lloyd Woods, a Senior Industrial Officer at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). […]

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Chilling impact of poverty on child health

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Chilling impact of poverty on child health

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Matted hair on maggot-infested scalps, rotting teeth in pre-schoolers, developmental delays, damp houses and poor nutrition – some of the results of poverty on child health reported by paediatricians on the clinical front line. Three paediatricians report on what they see in the course of their work and what […]

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Long wait times sign of deeper problems with health resourcing

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Long wait times sign of deeper problems with health resourcing

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “The long wait for important diagnostic scans at one of the country’s largest district health boards is yet another sign of unmet patient need catching public hospitals on the hop,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). He was commenting on reports that […]

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ACC medical advisors on strike today

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on ACC medical advisors on strike today

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The majority of highly experienced senior doctors employed by ACC to assess medical claims have gone on strike this morning for improvements to their collective employment agreement. The strike for four hours from 8am today is the first of a series of weekly rolling stoppages, says Lloyd Woods, a […]

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Syphilis deaths highlight need for proper health sector resourcing

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Syphilis deaths highlight need for proper health sector resourcing

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “The heart-wrenching news that babies have died from syphilis underscores yet again the importance of properly funding and resourcing essential health services,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). “This should not be happening in a quality first-world public health care system like […]

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More support and facilities needed for breastfeeding senior doctors

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on More support and facilities needed for breastfeeding senior doctors

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “Breastfeeding senior doctors returning to paid work in public hospitals after parental leave need suitable facilities and enough time to express milk or feed their babies, as well as supportive colleagues and managers,” says Dr Charlotte Chambers, Principal Analyst (Policy & Research) at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists […]

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ACC proposal unlawful and breaches health and safety

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on ACC proposal unlawful and breaches health and safety

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “ACC’s proposal to disestablish over 100 jobs in its clinical services directorate is unlawful and causing unnecessary stress for affected staff,” says Lloyd Woods, a Senior Industrial Officer at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). ASMS has sought an urgent injunction from the Employment Relations Authority to stop […]

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Ian Powell announces departure from New Zealand’s largest medical union

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Ian Powell announces departure from New Zealand’s largest medical union

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The high-profile head of the senior doctors’ union is to resign at the end of next year. Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) executive director Ian Powell has led the union since its formation in 1989, including at-times contentious collective bargaining with district health boards. He told doctors and […]

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