If anyone should be able to pray for people in their line of work, you would think it would be a nurse right? Think again! The Employment Tribunal will hear the case of a Christian nurse dismissed by the National Health Service (NHS) after she spoke to patients about her faith and occasionally offered prayer. Sarah Kuteh, who has 15 years’ nursing experience, was sacked for gross misconduct in August 2016. She had worked at Darent Valley Hospital since 2007. Her job involved asking patients about their faith as part of a pre-op assessment questionnaire.

From time to time, this led to a conversation about faith with the patient. During the time that she worked in the pre-op assessment department, Mrs. Kuteh dealt with several hundred patientsHowever, following just one official complaint and a few verbal complaints which were noted down by nurses, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust began disciplinary proceedings which led to her dismissal. The Trust also referred her to the Nursing and Midwifery Council for disqualification proceedings. READ MORE