Dr Richard Scott

Dr Scott, a Christian GP from Margate, Kent, has faced investigations from the General Medical Council for praying for a patient.


Richard, a GP with 28 years’ experience as a doctor, faced an official complaint in 2011 after discussing faith with a patient.

Richard says, “I only discussed mutual faith after obtaining the patient’s permission. In our conversation, I said that personally, I had found having faith in Jesus helped me and could help the patient. At no time did the patient indicate that they were offended, or that they wanted to stop the discussion. If that had been the case, I would have immediately ended the conversation.”

Despite Richard following the General Medical Council’s guidelines, he was given an official warning in 2012.

Then, in 2019, another complaint was lodged by the National Secular Society after Richard prayed for a patient during a consultation.

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