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ref date:28 Jul 1997 (HEA)
Cash not a cure for NHS crisis

Although funding for the NHS in Scotland is set to rise 106.6 million many doctors have said it is highly welcome after the Tory years but that they still expect problems this winter.

The Scottish secretary Donald Dewar said more targetting of the increased funding would occur now.

The British Medical Association's chairman, Dr Sandy Macara, said the news was welcome and yet the NHS in the "UK" still needed an injection of 1 billion a year over the next five years to survive.