GP suspended after encouraging clay wrapping therapy

A GP has been suspended for one year after encouraging a child with metastatic hepatoblastoma to avoid chemotherapy in favour of alternative therapies.   

Dr Alastair Marcus Nuttall saw 10-year-old Tamar Stitt, and her parents Trevor and Arely, in his Perth practice in September 2009, two months after the child was diagnosed.

In the 45-minute consultation, the parents told Dr Nuttall they were planning to fly to El Salvador, as doctors from the Princess Margaret Hospital had applied to the courts for a mandatory chemotherapy treatment order.

While in El Salvador,