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

09/14/2018 - 05:43 Green Party welcome Government saving regional mental health service whilst review under way
09/13/2018 - 07:43 Tom Watson: how I lost seven stone and reversed my type 2 diabetes
09/12/2018 - 05:57 Minister welcomes stories of hope on World Suicide Prevention Day
09/11/2018 - 06:24 CTU welcomes next step of Employment Relations Amendment Bill
09/10/2018 - 16:13 Putting Lord Prior in charge of NHS England is political meddling
09/10/2018 - 15:40 Capacity constraints see Canterbury DHB spend $143m on private surgeries
09/07/2018 - 07:10 Northland DHB road trip seeks grass-roots views on improving Maori health
09/06/2018 - 07:20 Files that dont exist show Wellington Hospital generator years overdue for overhaul
08/27/2018 - 20:32 Counties Manukau to house $28.2 million Otago dental facility
08/26/2018 - 20:24 Statistics show suicide rates highest since records began, with young and Maori worst effected
08/25/2018 - 22:40 Medical Council consultation on (i) Sexual boundaries in the doctor-patient relationship & (ii) Professional boundaries in the doctor-patient
08/24/2018 - 08:29 RNZCGP President steps down
08/24/2018 - 07:51 Air ambulance key announcements start next month
08/23/2018 - 07:15 PM unveils $305m investment to upgrade Auckland hospitals
08/22/2018 - 08:12 Bowel screening programme misses too many cancers, says expert
08/22/2018 - 08:09 Government needs to stop break-up of forensic pathology service and listen to the clinical experts
08/22/2018 - 07:31 Acute services building delays cause significant pressure
08/21/2018 - 09:32 National forensics plan raises miscarriage of justice fears