A family doctor, Dr Richard Scott, fears losing his job after he was reprimanded by the General Medical Council for talking to a patient about God.
The committed Christian, was accused of “harassment” and told by the medical regulator that he risked bringing the profession into disrepute by discussing his religious beliefs.
The Cambridge-educated doctor has refused to accept a formal warning on his record, and is instead taking legal action to fight the censure.
His case follows a series of high-profile disputes between Christians and their employers over their freedom to express their beliefs, including an electrician who displayed a cross in his van and a nurse who prayed for a patient.
Dr Scott, 50, a married father of three, saw the patient who is at centre of the complaint in 2010.
Following the consultation, the patient’s mother complained that the doctor had abused his position by “pushing religion” on her son. Read more