The New Zealand Association of General Surgeons is a membership based organisation of general surgeons throughout New Zealand. The principal functions of the Association are to represent the broad and collective interests of general surgeons particularly in the areas of vocational training, continuing professional development, workforce planning as well as acting as the interface between general surgeons, Government and components of the health sector generally.
The Association has a formal constitution and is governed by an elected Chairman and Executive Committee. The Association employs a staff of four - an Executive Director, General Manager of Projects, Policy and Education, a Training Manager and an Accounts Administrator all based in the offices of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Wellington.
Full Membership shall be open to all surgeons who are registered as specialists in General Surgery or who are eligible for specialist registration in General Surgery. Full members shall have voting rights and are eligible for election to the executive.
Annual Subscription ($ 520.50 incl GST for a full member, $260.25 incl GST for trainee/Associate membership.)
Under the terms of the New Zealand District Health Board Collective Agreement, full-time and part-time General Surgeons working for a DHB, whose only income is derived from their employment with the one employer, shall be reimbursed the full cost of the NZAGS membership from their DHB, where it is relevant to your duties and responsibilities.
Interested in joining us? Please complete the Membership Application Form