Current negotiations

Senior Medical Officers (SMO) Bargaining

Senior Medical Officers (SMO) are “specialists” – medical and dental practitioners who have completed training requirements for one of the 15 colleges overseeing 37 medical specialities from anaesthetics and emergency medicine, to physicians and surgeons. They include “Medical/Dental Officers” –senior doctors that haven’t specialised.

DHBs commence bargaining with The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) on 12 February 2020.

Information on the senior medical workforce can be found in the two fact sheets below.

Senior Medical Workforce - General Overview [53kb]

February 2020

Senior Medical Workforce - Workforce [55kb]

February 2020

Last updated: 20/2/20