AMA issues warning over suspended doctor Alastar Nuttall

Alastair Nuttall pictured at his SAT hearing after the State Coroner referred him to APHRA after the death of a patient, 10 year old Tanar Stitt. Picture: <i>The West Australian</i>
Alastair Nuttall pictured at his SAT hearing after the State Coroner referred him to APHRA after the death of a patient, 10 year old Tanar Stitt. Picture: The West Australian

THE Australian Medical Association (WA) is warning parents to do their research before attending health-related events after a Facebook event advertised a suspended doctor as the guest speaker.

Community News published an article last month about Alastair Nuttall, a doctor banned from practicing medicine, who was due to give health advice at a ‘Children’s Immunity Talk for conscious parents’.

The former Leeming practitioner was suspended for a year from July 19, 2017 after telling the parents of Tamar Stitt that clay and herb treatments were shrinking their daughter’s hepatoblastoma, a rare cancerous tumour in the liver.

AMA (WA) president Dr Omar Khorshid recommended that parents took advice from their family doctor or other medical professional before attending any seminar given by Mr Nuttall and certainly before taking his advice.

“I have to remind parents that Mr Nuttall’s medical license has been suspended following a ruling by the WA State Administrative Appeal Tribunal (WASAT),” he said.

“The WASAT ruled that he lacked the necessary expertise and experience to treat a patient or indeed to express an opinion on a patient’s cancer.”

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