Is it ever okay for doctors to pray with their patients?

GP Dr Richard Scott is under investigation in the UK for praying during a consultation
Dr Richard Scott. Photo: AAP

Australian doctors seeking divine intervention on medical matters may take interest in a complaint to the UK’s medical regulator about a GP’s “use of prayer” during a consultation.

Dr Richard Scott, who runs the Bethesda Medical Centre in Margate, Kent, is the subject of a complaint to the General Medical Council (GMC) over an incident in which a patient apparently “felt uncomfortable” over the GP’s use of prayer.