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Life-saving equipment donated

A defibrillator has been donated by the South East Coast Ambulance Service to the island of St Helena.

The donated defibrillator is the only readily available unit on the island outside of the hospital.

The life-saving equipment can be used to restart someone's heart if they suffer a cardiac arrest.

A defibrillator that was donated to St Helena Credit: SECAmb

The defibrillator transfer was made possible by Kent Police Safety Trainer Sharon Graham and Resuscitation Officer Mike Dadd.

Following South East Coast Ambulance Service's help, the police and prison service plan to set up a defibrillator training programme and hope to spread it across the island.

SECAmb Chief Executive Paul Sutton said: “We are passionate about increasing the access to defibrillators across our region, as they are such a vital and valuable tool in treating cardiac arrest.

I am delighted that this passion has now been extended across so many miles to benefit the residents of St Helena.”


Doctor used watch camera to spy on female patients

Doctor has been jailed for 12 years Credit: Wilts Police

Dr Davinderjit Bains, 46, of Nylands Road, Nythe, Swindon, has been jailed for 12 years after spying on female patients with a watch camera.

Dr Bains had previously pleaded guilty to 13 counts of assault by penetration, 11 counts of sexual assault, 2 counts of sexual activity with a child and 13 counts of voyeurism. A further 65 offences were taken into consideration.

Most of the sexual offences took place at the Tinkers Lane surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett where Dr Bains was a GP. More shortly.

Island promotes dental health

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A Tooth Bus touring the region to provide free dental check ups Credit: Iosis Dental Clinics

A mobile dental clinic is touring the Isle of Wight to provide free dental check ups and advice.

The Tooth Bus will visit two locations on the Island as part of its tour of the region to promote oral health for National Smile Month.

The Tooth Bus will visit Sainsbury's car park in Newport from May 20-25th and then Waitrose car park in East Cowes from May 28 to June 1.

Residents will be able to visit the bus for check ups and advice in a bid to encourage people to regularly visit dental services.

Kelly pins hopes on kidney drug

A woman whose life has been transformed by a £250,000 a year drug is calling for it to be made available on the NHS. Kelly Bazzichi from Newbury was diagnosed with a rare kidney condition called A-H-U-S in 2011.

Since then she's been getting the drug as part of a trial - but unless the government approve it, she could have to go back on dialysis. Kate Bunkall reports



Access to IVF treatment currently 'very unfair'

Today's new fertility treatment guidelines should make three IVF cycles available to couples unable to conceive as standard, across the NHS, thus ending the so-called 'postcode lottery'.

Professor Tim Child from the Oxford Fertility Centre said the new recommendations, if implemented properly by NHS providers, will improve access to treatment and make it more fair.

Read: New IVF guidelines offer hope to childless couples


Women 'need all the help they can get' with infertility

More couples struggling to conceive are to get IVF under new guidelines finalised today.

The age at which women can have treatment on the NHS will be raised from the current age limit of 39 to 42.

Mandy Parry spent £60,000 to have her daughter Violet, after seven cycles of IVF.

She told Daybreak that the experience of infertility is "so devastating", women needed all the help they can get.

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