Scottish health minister Susan Deacon (below) announced an £8.4m boost for the NHS in Scotland which, she said, would fund an additional 110 medical and 210 nursing posts. Half of the 100 junior doctor posts will be for staff working in flexible posts. But the announcement was overshadowed by the revelation that the NHS in Scotland had underspent by £30m last year and was not to carry the money over to the next financial year.