Monthly Archives: April 2010

Last summer BCA president Tony Metcalfe tried to calm members concerns about Simon Singh by telling them“How many of your patients are aware of what is going on”

April 19, 2010
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Last summer BCA president Tony Metcalfe tried to calm members concerns about Simon Singh by telling them“How many of your patients are aware of what is going on”

This guy has been president of the World federation of Chiropractic and this comment will always make me laugh. To be honest I did not think the case would be as big as it became, but the BCA people must have been on a different planet. In the June BCA members Newsletter “In Touch”...

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Simon Singhs Guardian article and my analysis

April 19, 2010
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Simon Singhs Guardian article and my analysis

Last summer Sense about Science asked bloggers around the world to reproduce the article Simon Singh wrote in the Guardian in April 2008 as a show of solidarity with the campaign to keep Libel out of Science. In asking bloggers to publish Simons article minus the “Bogus” comment “Sense about Science” seem to be...

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When will the BCA realise they will not win this argument.

April 19, 2010
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“BCA Chiropractors” expert Richard Brown goes head to head with Professor Edzard Ernst in  the current issue of the BMJ. Is Richard Brown the best the chiropractic profession has to offer or simply the best the BCA council has to offer? The BCA is starting to make professor Ernst seem like an expert on...

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How can Edzart Ernst be considered an expert on clinical Chiropractic?

April 19, 2010
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How can Edzart Ernst be considered an expert on clinical Chiropractic?

Professor Edzart Ernst is proclaimed as the first professor of complementary medicine and the “expert” usually quoted in negative articles about chiropractic. It took me five years to train as a a chiropractor and another five years in practise before I felt anything like an expert. So how can Professor Ernst present himself as...

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Last June Jack of Kent summarised the BCA’s decision to sue Simon Singh.

April 18, 2010
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My Comment was spot on: Jack of Kent is a member of the Legal profession and has been blogging about the BCA libel case from the start. Simon Singh and Jack of Kent will come out of this with a very high profile, whereas the chiropractic profession has been severely damaged despite the NICE...

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Evidence based chiropractic: Fad folly or Fascism By Chris Kent

April 18, 2010
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  by Dr. Christopher Kent Evidence‑based practice (EBP) is the hot buzzword today. The concept is simple, and as old as the healing arts. Sackett defines evidence‑based practice as "The conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of the current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients…(it) is not restricted to randomized...

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The BCA has form in the way they try to deal with critics

April 18, 2010
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This is an e-mail I sent to BCA members after I left the association in 2004. The told members they were seeking legal advice after my comments but did nothing. It would appear from the agenda for this years BCA AGM that Barry Lewis (BCA president) and Tim Hutchful’s (secretary ) amendments to the...

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The British Chiropractic Association have perfected the art of putting heads in sand.

April 8, 2010
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The British Chiropractic Association have perfected the art of putting heads in sand.

In July I quoted from the BCA members Newsletter “In Touch” when the President of the BCA Tony Metcalfe reassured members and advises them to keep the Simon Singh issue “in perspective”. He asked “how many of your patients are aware of what is going on? I can tell you that none of my...

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How the General Chiropractic Council uses Private Investigators to regulate. In 2007 Peter Dixon denied the GCC used PIs?

April 6, 2010
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How the General Chiropractic Council uses Private Investigators to regulate. In 2007 Peter Dixon denied the GCC used PIs?

Having received the answers to my Freedom of Information requests from the GCC and CHRE, I was not disappointed, as I said in an earlier posting what Margaret Coats would refuse to reveal would tell you more than what she would reveal. First I will deal with the issue of their use of \private...

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Ezard Ernst is blaming Prince Charles for costing him his job? Seems Ernst can dish it out, but not so good at taking it.

April 5, 2010
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Professor Ezard Ernst states in Saturdays Guardian that the field of complementary medicine would benefit greatly, if “the Foundation for Integrated Health ceased to exist and the funds thus freed were directed towards rigorous research." Presumably this would enable professor Ernst to keep his title as the only professor of complementary at Exeter University....

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