5 February 2020
Kia ora

This ASMS Direct is to inform you of Joint Consultation Committee (JCC) dates for 2020.

Did you know that JCC meetings give you the chance to speak directly with your chief executive, CMO and your ASMS colleagues and representatives?

Come along to the next JCC meeting and find out. We have a one-hour pre-meeting, followed by a two-hour JCC meeting. You can come to either or both.


ASMS organises JCC meetings three times a year with your DHB’s management team.

These meetings are a good chance to put issues that matter to you and your colleagues in front of the chief executive and senior managers. We always discuss things that are topical and relevant to your work as an SMO, such as staff shortages, accomodation and the surge in acute demand across most DHBs, and we greatly value your input at these meetings. It’s especially important for ASMS to have representation from a wide range of specialties at your DHB.

What we'll be discussing

Agenda items for the first round of JCC meetings include: ASMS publications Hospitals on the Edge and ‘Making up for being female’; along with Motu research on the gender pay gap in New Zealand's specialist workforce. There will also be an opportunity to discuss local issues with ASMS and DHB management. Please contact your local branch officers or your industrial officer if you have items for discussion at the pre-meeting, or at the meeting with management.

JCC dates for 2020 are available on the events page of the ASMS website. Please put these in your diary.

The agenda, diary invites and a text message will be sent out before each JCC meeting. Please email our Membership team if you would like to register to receive these.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Kia pai tō rā

Sarah Dalton
Executive Director


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