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Skeptics like Edzard Ernst remind me of Humpty Dumpty in their use of words.They make them up as they go along.

October 21, 2012
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Skeptics like Edzard Ernst remind me of Humpty Dumpty in their use of words.They make them up as they go along.

Have not blogged for a while. Funny how your priorities change when faced with the possibility of a premature end. About two months ago I was given the all clear, which means 12 months after surgery and having finished six months of chemotherapy I am still alive, no longer have a colostomy bag and...

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After the Storm–what have we learned? That Richard Brown has learned nothing .

January 31, 2012
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After the Storm–what have we learned? That Richard Brown has learned nothing .

I have got involved with a very interesting discussion on Linkedin  on the relevance of the subluxation to chiropractic. The discussion moved on to “chiropractors needs cultural authority” like the osteopaths in the US and this point of view was supported by an interview...

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The tutors at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic were ripping off their students

July 12, 2011
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The tutors at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic were ripping off their students

A few months ago I got a call asking me to blog about a scandal that was unfolding at WIOC. A slush fund had been set up at Glamorgan as a perk to supplement the income of tutors. Presumably its tax free and its...

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The flowers smell beautiful and its great to be alive.

May 19, 2011
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The flowers smell beautiful and its great to be alive.

At about two in the afternoon, on November 21, 1920, the players of Tipperary lined up for a team photograph before the match against Dublin. At the rear three...

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Osteopaths tell “skeptics” their complaints are vexatious. GCC send 700 to the PCC. CHRE conclude both regulatory bodies are doing an excellent job.

April 6, 2011
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Osteopaths tell “skeptics” their complaints are vexatious. GCC send 700 to the PCC. CHRE conclude both regulatory bodies are doing an excellent job.

The CHRE have published their annual report on the health regulatory bodies they regulate. Below are the CHRE conclusions about the General Osteopathic Council way of regulating for 2010...

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Amit Patel’s Freedom of Information request to the CHRE.

April 5, 2011
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Amit Patel’s Freedom of Information  request to the CHRE.

Just noticed this on the “comments” and it deserves a more prominent place. Many chiropractors think Coats demise will ring in a new dawn for chiropractic in the UK....

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Coats Retires

March 31, 2011
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Coats Retires

How weird is that, I had just posted the blog post announcing I was passing chiropracticlive over to others and I get the message that Coats has retired, has...

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Why should anyone believe what Professor Edzard Ernst says, after he put his name to a BBC programme, he now describes as “deception”.

March 31, 2011
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Why should anyone believe what Professor Edzard Ernst says, after he put his name to a BBC programme, he now describes as “deception”.

Simon Singh was in Kingston on Monday night speaking to the Kingston Humanist Society. As all the skeptics I have challenged refuse to debate me in public, I thought...

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The Chiropractic profession needs to get its act together and establish a consensus view of chiropractic and promote spinal joint care.

March 22, 2011
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The Chiropractic profession needs to get its act together and establish a consensus view of chiropractic and promote spinal joint care.

MEDICAL experts have called on Canberra to shut down a university chiropractic clinic aimed at children amid claims the theories behind the practice are "no better than witchcraft" and...

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Allowing chiropractors in New Mexico to prescribe will be nothing more than using chiropractic as cheap labour in a state short of Medical Doctors

March 17, 2011
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Allowing chiropractors in New Mexico to prescribe will be nothing more than using chiropractic as cheap labour in a state short of Medical Doctors

  Good discussion going on Brett Kinsler DCs blog about prescribing. Can someone please give me some figures that would suggest a majority of chiropractors or patients want prescribing...

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The complaint against Peter Dixon was not sent to the PCC and he was able to remain as chair of the General Chiropractic Council

March 15, 2011
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The complaint against Peter Dixon was not sent to the PCC and he was able to remain as chair of the General Chiropractic Council

Margaret Coats legal interpretation of the chiropractic act is different from Osteopaths, every complaint where there is a case to answer is supposed to be sent to the Professional...

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The General Chiropractic Council needs your registration fees to survive and will not put up fees for fear many chiropractors will come off the register

March 14, 2011
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The General Chiropractic Council needs your registration fees to survive and will not put up fees for fear many chiropractors will come off the register

When the GCC hit financial difficulties in 2009, the CHRE wanted them to increase the registration fees. Realising this would likely “result in a walk away from registration sufficient...

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Should Graham Donald chair Investigating Committee meetings?

March 8, 2011
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Should Graham Donald chair Investigating Committee meetings?

 Graham Donald is acting chairman of the Investigating Committee (IC) his CV on the GCC website describes him as a “retired Civil Servant” with an impeccable background perfect for...

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It goes against natural justice for the General Chiropractic Council to set a new bench mark for what constitutes “Unprofessional Conduct” without informing registrants.

March 7, 2011
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It goes against natural justice for the General Chiropractic Council to set a new bench mark for what constitutes “Unprofessional Conduct” without informing registrants.

  IN 2002 Margaret Coats made a complaint against BCA chiropractor Jesper Jensen. She got David Byfield then a mere tutor at WIOC to write a report on his...

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Another four chiropractors admonished, as a touchy feely General Chiropractic Council, prepares to boil more chiropractors

March 5, 2011
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Another four chiropractors admonished, as a touchy feely General Chiropractic Council, prepares to boil more chiropractors

Acutely aware of the pressure its on, The GCC latest bulletin makes a few announcements that will please the chiropractic profession and finishes with the scare story Statutory Self...

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