Case against Christian GP is adjourned to try to persuade patient to give evidence

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 26 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6158
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A Christian GP accused of “crossing the line” in discussing religion with a vulnerable patient won a temporary reprieve when the General Medical Council adjourned the case against him to make another attempt to persuade the patient to give evidence.

The GMC had proposed giving Richard Scott a warning about his behaviour, but he refused to accept it and opted instead for an oral hearing before its investigations committee.

On 23 September, the second day of the two day hearing in Manchester, the committee adjourned “to make a further attempt to secure the attendance of Patient A,” who has …

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