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15th June 2012
A Christian GP who told a patient "the devil haunts people who do not turn to Jesus" has been given a warning about his behaviour by medical watchdogs.
Dr Richard Scott, 51, a former missionary doctor, "crossed the line" during the consultation because of his deep religious convictions and pushed his faith on a psychologically disturbed patient, which left the patient distressed, the General Medical Council (GMC) ruled.
But the GP branded the four-day hearing a charade and questioned why the GMC had pursued the case when his accuser had initially refused to give evidence and then only did so over the telephone with the public and press banned from the hearing room.
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