Tag Archives: faith
Asian doctor wearing face shield and PPE suit to check senior woman patient protect safety infection Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak at quarantine nursing hospital ward.

Three ways COVID-19 has changed me as a doctor

COVID-19 has changed the world, the medical profession, and the NHS in ways we are only beginning to understand. In my A&E department, we have seen patients with oxygen saturations lower than we previously thought were possible, treated our own hospital colleagues – some of […]

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Compassion and Coronavirus: Where is God?

You may have read about the consultant anaesthetist, who has moved into a caravan to allow him to keep treating COVID-19 patients whilst protecting his son, just three years old, who is undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma. The chemotherapy will result in his son’s immune system […]

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Faith matters post-2015

With 2015 looming ever closer, the process to find a set of mutually agreed global goals for development is well underway. British Prime Minister David Cameron is one of three heads of government charged to lead a high level process to agree the goals at the UN […]

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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) […]

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 […]