Patient Advised to visit Exorcist

by Neela George on  November 9, 2006 at 12:19 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Patient Advised to visit Exorcist
A doctor alleged to have advised a patient seeking contraception advice to go and see an exorcist, faces a disciplinary hearing today.

Dr Joyce Pratt, from Birmingham, who works at several London family planning clinics, had allegedly told the woman she 'had something awful inside her' and was under a black magic spell.

The GP, is then said to have offered to use her special powers to help the woman and instructed her to visit a priest at Westminster Cathedral, believing the patient was possessed by an evil spirit.

The General Medical Council (GMC), that regulates all UK doctors, will conduct an investigation into these allegations where Dr Pratt, is charged with acting in a manner that was 'irresponsible, unprofessional, intimidatory to her patient and liable to bring the profession into disrepute'.

In addition the three-day GMC fitness hearing in Manchester will investigate accusations that the GP told the patient her mother was a witch, and that the patient's husband and mother were trying to kill her.

Dr Pratt could be struck off if found guilty. She has also been accused of refusing to co-operate with an investigation last year.

Source: Medindia

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

View All