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

10/17/2017 - 19:31 NZMA policy on bullying adopted by World Medical Association
10/16/2017 - 19:49 Three staff raised concerns at Waikato DHB chief executive Nigel Murrays spending
10/10/2017 - 19:36 Canty DHBs collaboration throws shade on Auckland leaderships market model
10/05/2017 - 15:00 Doctor unions call for Waikato DHB chairman to walk
09/29/2017 - 23:25 Hurt & Hope: Is Canterbury in the grips of a mental health crisis?
09/18/2017 - 21:48 Political parties need to spell out how they will address burnout of hospital specialists
09/18/2017 - 21:42 WMA marks its 70th anniversary on World Medical Ethics Day
09/11/2017 - 16:39 Shortage of senior doctors at Nelson Marlborough DHB part of wider pattern
09/10/2017 - 19:12 Survey reveals significant shortfall of senior doctors at Capital & Coast DHB
09/07/2017 - 18:48 Health leaders speak up as climate dangers close in on an ill-prepared NZ
09/06/2017 - 00:59 Wooden spoons and domestic sieves part of Waikato surgeons toolkit
09/06/2017 - 00:19 Patient portal registrations more than double
09/05/2017 - 01:19 UKs Kings Fund touts Canty DHB as leader in reducing care demand
09/05/2017 - 00:14 Breast cancer game changer here but only for women who can afford it
08/27/2017 - 20:39 A School of Rural Medicine to be established
08/25/2017 - 16:53 International praise for Canterbury DHB contrasts with heavy-handed message here
08/23/2017 - 23:41 Senior doctors call on State Services Commission to take over Waikato investigation
08/23/2017 - 23:06 Propaganda about PPP benefits for health care doesnt stack up with the evidence