Dr Richard Alexander SCOTT
Area of Practice: Kent
GMC Reference Number: 2890748
Type of Case: Misconduct
Date: 9:30am on 11 June 2012 (Four days)
Hearing Room: To be confirmed
Address: 3 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AW
This case will be considered by the Investigation Committee applying the General Medical Council’s Fitness to Practise Rules 2004
The Investigation Committee (Oral hearing) will meet at 9:30am on 11 June 2012 in a hearing room to be confirmed, at 3rd Floor, 3 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AW. The Committee will consider whether it is appropriate to issue Dr Scott with a warning in light of his alleged inappropriate expression of religious beliefs during a consultation, which distressed his patient. It is further alleged that Dr Scott subsequently confirmed, via National media, that he had sought to suggest his own faith had more to offer than that of the patient.
Dr Scott has indicated that he is not prepared to accept a warning as proposed by GMC Case Examiners, and has elected to have his case heard by the Investigation Committee at an Oral hearing. The Investigation Committee will consider the matters and will determine whether it would be appropriate to issue him with a warning.
Dr Scott is right in that warning from regulator can cause damage to professional reputation as Dr Bright found when she raised the issue of wearing of religious uniforms by mental health workers in psychiatry. Dr Scott was not there to protest against the regulator, GMC acting inappropriately in her case and neither did any of his supporters in any Christian organization, nor did British Medical Association (also religiously biased), Medical Protection Society nor Medical Defense Union. The facts of the matter remain the same: the regulator has to act in public interest but is on the whole biased and favors religious whom they employ regardless of the damage they cause to public interest in their Fitness to Practise Hearings.
GMC promised to give information to Dr Helen Bright but have not yet answered who sits on their Standards and Ethics Committee. Many ethics committees are attractive to religious professionals where they can exert unreasonable control over others in terms of policy making. While it is obvious for some people what their religion is this is not a compulsory requirement at GMC to declare it. Serious damage, loss of lives and fortunes has occurred because GMC has set up religiously biased Fitness to Practice proceedings repeatedly.GMC is aware of that. So, the case of Dr Richard Alexander Scott is a bit too little too late and whatever the decision is a bit of window dressing to impress the public who has moved on socially. Underneath the public relations exercise GMC is unrepentant as ever for damages they have caused through their willful ignorance in other cases.
Dr Richard Scott was a missionary and is fond of using his position as a doctor to recommend the path that would lead one to so called alpha courses run by the religious. Most patients refuse it according to him but he stated on TV that he has used his religious convictions thousands of times in his practice as a GP.
HERE he states that Christianity can offer more than other religions.
Here a writer says Catholicism is not for respectable people, for example, in view of the abuse by clergy. Catholicism is Christian faith.