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Essex doctor charged with sexual offences

A doctor from Essex has been charged with seven counts of sexual assault. Credit: Press Association.

A doctor from Essex has been charged with a number of sexual offences - including assault and possessing an extreme pornographic image.

Kamran Ali, 38, of Glendale Gardens in Leigh-on-Sea, will appear at Southend Magistrates' Court on December 11.

The 38-year-old is charged with seven counts of sexual assault relating to four women between September and November 2016.

He is also accused of making indecent photographs of children and possession of an extreme pornographic image.

East Anglia 'the worst area' for IVF treatment

It's been revealed that just two NHS clinical commissioning groups in the East offer the recommended three IVF cycles to couples who need it.

Thurrock and Luton both offer the full recommendation, but in Mid and North East Essex, and South Norfolk the service has been scrapped altogether.

Campaign group 'Fertility Fairness' says the number of clinical commissioning groups in England offering the recommended three cycles of IVF has halved in the last five years.

Blood clot survivor admits she's 'lucky to be alive'

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Hannah Pettifer

With more and more people working at desks and using the internet for long periods of time, experts are warning a sedentary lifestyle is increasing the risk of potentially fatal blood clots.

One in four people worldwide die from conditions caused by blood clots, yet awareness of the symptoms remains low.

32-year-old Robyne Toseland from Cambridge suffered a massive pulmonary embolism 10 years and admits she's lucky to still be here.

Theresa May launches mental health support programme

The prime minister has been visiting construction workers at a school building site in Norfolk.

It comes as a new report reveals one in six workers are struggling with mental health problems.

Theresa May highlighted the site of the new Chapel Green School in Old Buckenham as an example of a good practice in a workplace.


Doctors advice on flu jabs

Doctors at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds are urging people to get their flu jab before we head into the winter months.

West Suffolk Hospital Credit: PA Wire

Patients have already been arriving at the hospital with symptoms, and staff there are worried about the virus spreading.

It follows a particularly bad outbreak in Australia over their winter, which the NHS are concerned could be replicated here.

NHS staffing fears across eastern region over EU nationals leaving after Brexit vote

A Cambridgeshire Doctor says he's concerned that increasing numbers of EU nationals are leaving NHS hospitals since the Brexit vote.

New figures also show that fewer doctors and nurses are joining to replace them.

The news comes just days after the Care Quality Commission said the NHS faces a "precarious" future due to rising vacancy rates.

Watch the report below by ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper

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