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Health bosses looking abroad to fill job vacancies

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Health bosses in Leicester say they are looking abroad to countries like India and the Philippines to fill around 300 hospital jobs.

They say some nurses, who are worried about their future, following the decision to leave the EU have already returned home.

A series of other initiatives are also underway to fill nursing vacancies.


Report: Husband of woman who died due to infected gastric band speaks to ITV News Central

The husband and daughter of a woman who died after a gastric band operation have been speaking to ITV News Central about their loss. Lisa Twining, from Tipton, died last month after the band became infected.

Operations to fit the bands are carried out in the thousands by the NHS every year, and they are considered an effective way to lose weight when other methods have failed.

But as this family found out to their cost, the procedure is not without its risks. Rebecca Burrows reports.

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