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Reprimanded by the GMC for sharing faith with a patient – Dr Richard Scott

On 14 June the General Medical Council’s Investigation Committee reprimanded a Christian doctor who shared his faith with a patient at the end of a private consultation. They ruled that his actions ‘did not meet the standards required of a doctor’. Dr Richard Scott (pictured) […]

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Doctors who won’t prescribe contraception to unmarried women or provide sex-change operations risk being struck off, says GMC

Doctors who refuse to prescribe contraceptives to unmarried women or refuse to provide sex-change operations risk being struck off the medical register according to new draft guidance issued by their regulatory body. The new draft guidance from the General Medical Council, ‘Personal beliefs and medical […]

General Medical Council considers changes to its guidance that could further restrict faith discussions

Pulse magazine reported last week that the General Medical Council is planning to ‘harden’ its guidance on religion in practice. The document Good Medical Practice (2006) is the core guidance to doctors and describes what is expected of all doctors registered with the GMC. Although […]

London hospital backs down from forcing Christian nurses to participate in abortion after receiving lawyer’s letter

A London hospital which tried to force two Christian nurses to participate in abortion has backed down after receiving a letter from a Christian lawyer. The story, which Liverpool barrister Neil Addison of the Thomas More Legal Centre reports on his blog, is also carried […]

New Study of Medical Students Reveals a Strong Support for Freedom of Conscience

A study in the Journal of Medical Ethics published yesterday showed that nearly 50% of  medical students support the doctor’s right to conscientiously object to treatments and procedures to which she or he has ethical, moral or religious concerns. Surveying some 733 UK medical students […]