Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ( ASMS )


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About Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

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

11/15/2018 - 20:38 Axing of rural medicine school hailed
11/15/2018 - 19:49 DHBs support fatigued surgeons continuing to work
11/14/2018 - 22:59 Dr Brendan Marshall first to complete advanced NZ obstetrics training
11/12/2018 - 12:53 Difficult choices for clinical leaders in environment of resource constraints
11/08/2018 - 22:13 WMA condemns shameful move to ban doctors from working
11/08/2018 - 20:30 Patients at risk as NHS England delays clinical reports
10/29/2018 - 12:04 Health Minister must require health bosses to address specialist burnout crisis in public hospitals; more specialists needed
10/24/2018 - 06:29 Government must protect the right of senior doctors to speak out for patient safety
10/22/2018 - 19:03 Waikato emergency doctor who likes finding order in the chaos to lead Australasian specialist group
10/19/2018 - 09:34 More beds, upgraded facilities for North Shore and Whangarei hospitals
10/11/2018 - 17:23 Single Chief Executive for two DHBs is a mistake
10/09/2018 - 20:10 New recruitment agency for next CEO search at Waikato DHB after Nigel Murray debacle
10/01/2018 - 06:30 Hospitals $370 million in the red, raising concern over funding for primary care
09/26/2018 - 05:30 Auckland hospitals write off $53m in treatment costs for overseas patients
09/26/2018 - 04:20 New surgical mesh safeguards put in place
09/26/2018 - 04:00 Porirua hospital allows workers to occupy unacceptably dangerous quake-prone building
09/26/2018 - 03:59 Underfunding of health system leads to $240m blowout Health Minister
09/25/2018 - 05:10 George Monbiot - The Guardian