Nurse suspended over prayer
Caroline Petrie is by all accounts a good nurse, she also believes in god and this has led to her suspension from work after she asked an elderly patient if she'd like her to pray for her.
This has raised the possibility that thousands more nurses and doctors across the UK could be suspended from work for offering to pray for a patient if they'd like them to do so.
Some atheist groups have welcomed the suspension with the National Secular Society stating that it was quite right for medical practitioners "not to be permitted to offer religious services to patients"
The 45-year-old community nurse got into trouble after she visited an elderly patient at home in Winscombe, north Somerset, last December and asked if she wanted her to pray for her.
Although the 79-year-old woman was not offended, she was "taken aback" by the suggestion and told another nurse about the incident.
Mrs Petrie, from Weston-super-Mare, was subsequently suspended without pay on December 17 last year by the North Somerset Primary Care Trust and is still waiting to find out her fate.