Christian doctor loses civil service role

A Christian doctor due to take on a key civil service role has lost the position, for asserting that gender is determined by biology, it was reported in July.

Dr David Mackereth, who has worked for the NHS for 26 years, was set to become a disability assessor for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

But he was deemed ‘unfit to work’ after he said he would refer to patients according to their biological sex.

Dr Mackereth had started training for the new role in May, but in his training he was told that all reports must refer to a patient or client by the gender they ‘identify’ as.

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