New chair for BMA Northern Ireland
By Laura Montini
Magherafelt doctor Dr Paul Darragh has been elected chairman of the BMA in Northern Ireland, it was announced this week.
Darragh, an associate specialist doctor in general medicine at the Mid-Ulster Hospital, pledged to ensure that high quality, front line health services are maintained despite financial pressure.
‘These financial constraints have made it imperative that the BMA should continue to work constructively with the Minister for Health and departmental officials, and I look forward to doing so,' he said.
Darragh said BMA Northern Ireland's main priorities include the need for proper commissioning of services, tackling the swine flu, ensuring patient confidentiality and handling public health issues.Dr Paul Darragh, new chair of BMA Northern Ireland Dr Paul Darragh, new chair of BMA Northern Ireland