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Out-of-date medicines and lost records at surgery

Report by Andy Dickenson. An untrained doctor, out-of-date medicines and lost records - just some of the findings of a health watchdog inspection which led to a GP surgery in Sussex being shut down.

The damning report found that Goodwood Court in Hove put its patients at 'serious risk of harm'. In one case a locum doctor was treating patients despite no evidence of medical qualification.

Thousands of patients have been transferred to another surgery.


Talks continue to prevent strike action at John Radcliffe Hospital

Strike action planned for next week Credit: ITV news

Talks continue today to prevent strike action at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Carillion porters at the John Radcliffe Hospital, who are members of UNISON, will walk out next week if a final round of negotiations break down. UNISON members have been in a long dispute with Carillion over proposed changes to shift patterns and job roles which they say would see a reduction in pay and conditions.

UNISON say they hope today's talks will produce a final set of proposals "that significantly minimises any impact on our members". UNISON will ballot members early next week on the proposals and, if rejected, 48 hours of strike action will commence on Thursday 27th August.

The plight of carers who can't take a holiday

Most of us enjoy a holiday over the summer - but for many carers who look after elderly, sick or disabled relatives, a break isn't possible.

Being a full time carer can be rewarding, of course, but research for 'The Carers Trust' shows two thirds of carers won't be able to take any kind of holiday. In the last decade there's been a 15% rise in the number of carers, and the charity is calling for more help to support them.

Katie Rowlett has been to meet one man who gave up his job to look after his mother.


Teenager back on his bike after heart stopped for 35 minutes

A 16 year-old cyclist has made an amazing recovery after his heart stopped beating for 35 minutes.

Tom Reid suffered a cardiac arrest during a bike race. He was given 45 minutes of CPR by an off-duty St. John Ambulance paramedic.

His family were told to expect the worst and say goodbye to him after he was only given a 5% chance of survival.

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