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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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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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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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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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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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Health Minister must require health bosses to address specialist burnout crisis in public hospitals; more specialists needed

By   /  October 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 Health Minister must require health bosses to address specialist burnout crisis in public hospitals; more specialists needed

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The union representing specialists in public hospitals is calling on Health Minister David Clark to require the bosses running district health boards to prioritise fixing the crisis of hospital specialist burnout. “They need to act urgently – and be required to do so – to employ more specialists,” says […]

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Government must protect the right of senior doctors to speak out for patient safety

By   /  October 24, 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 Government must protect the right of senior doctors to speak out for patient safety

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “Any new State Sector Act must protect the right of senior doctors to speak publicly on matters that pose a risk to patient safety or the public health system,” says Angela Belich, Deputy Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). She was commenting on the Government’s […]

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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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