NHS 'stretched to near breaking point'
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BMA chairman Peter Bennie says NHS 'near breaking point'

A doctors' leader has warned the NHS in Scotland is stretched to near breaking point.

Dr Peter Bennie, the chairman of the British Medical Association Scotland, warned that staff shortages could lead to "system breakdown".

Speaking on the BBC's Sunday Politics Scotland he called for significant extra funding - or an "honest debate" about what services the NHS could afford to provide.

  • 15 Jan 2017