Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ( ASMS )


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The ASMS unashamedly promotes collective employment agreements through which we have achieved major advances for members.

Our collective agreements provide flexibility and allow individuals to negotiate additional matters important to them while ensuring a high level of uniformity throughout New Zealand in respect of our members' core employment conditions. In this way they promote unity within the wider salaried medical and dental professions. We acknowledge however the benefits of supplementary individual job descriptions and will advise members in respect of them.

We discourage stand-alone individual agreements. These tend to place individuals in a vulnerable and weak position with their employers and are more likely to produce inequitable and disadvantageous outcomes. They also encourage secrecy and fragmentation within hospitals and the profession.

ASMS press release, blog etc

12/07/2017 - 20:21 Senior doctors welcome removal of Chair of Dunedin Hospital rebuild group but more to be done including clinical leadership
12/06/2017 - 18:45 Former Fraser Health chief Dr. Nigel Murray facing fraud probe in New Zealand over expense claims
12/06/2017 - 18:39 Medical nominations for the Medical Council
12/05/2017 - 18:17 Surgical mesh products lost on new Government
12/05/2017 - 16:37 Waikato health chief had bid for new medical school in Canada
12/03/2017 - 19:53 Director-General of Health decides to finish term early
12/01/2017 - 15:28 Auditor-General asked to look into Waikato DHB investment
11/29/2017 - 21:51 Medical Council of New Zealand election March 2018 call for nominations
11/29/2017 - 20:17 Concerns over CEOs absence from US conference did not ring alarm bells
11/27/2017 - 22:46 Senior doctors welcome SFO scrutiny of Nigel Murrays spending
11/24/2017 - 17:14 Adverse events report signals stronger focus on learning from consumers
11/23/2017 - 20:12 Eye dept overdue list grows
11/23/2017 - 18:37 NZMA calls for action on child poverty
11/22/2017 - 18:26 Labours $8 billion catch-up for health wont meet sectors huge expectations
11/15/2017 - 00:56 WMA Medical Ethics conference
10/31/2017 - 19:40 Dunedins long-awaited new hospital will be fast-tracked with the new Minister of Health confirming his commitment to the project.
10/31/2017 - 19:37 Senior doctors commend Health Minister for seeking answers in dubious Waikato process
10/30/2017 - 21:05 Health minister to seek answers over Waikato DHB spending