Health budget is not meeting demand in Northern Ireland, warns BMA
The chairman of the BMA in Northern Ireland has warned health spending is not keeping up with demand.
Dr John Woods highlighted recruitment problems in emergency medicine and emigration of doctors to other countries, partly due to working conditions.
He told public policy magazine Agenda NI: "The public want the best possible care available. Trying to deliver that with limited budgets is a big challenge.
"The health budget has not been increasing at the rate that demand has been rising, in particular increasing to meet the needs of an ageing population," he said.