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Doctor used watch camera to spy on female patients

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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.

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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

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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

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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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'Too many people' still denied infertility treatment

The National Infertility Awareness Campaign warned that as NICE guidelines are not mandatory, fears still remained over local implementation.

By updating the fertility guideline and extending the range of people it is recommending receive treatment, NICE clearly understands the impact which infertility has on people.

And we must be clear that infertility is a medical condition that causes significant distress for those trying to have a baby and has a devastating impact on people's lives.

The current 'postcode lottery' approach to the treatment of infertility here has gone on for far too long and it is vital that the Government supports the measures in the updated guideline and communicates the need to implement them to those who commission fertility services in the NHS.

We know the current system leaves many people unable to access NHS treatment and we need reassurance about the future of NHS fertility treatment as we move towards GP commissioning in 2013.

– Clare Lewis-Jones, Chairwoman of National Infertility Awareness Campaign
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