Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Department of Health will no longer fund the CHRE

July 26, 2010
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The Department of Health will no longer fund the CHRE

Two of Margaret Coats favourite quangos The Council for Health Care and Regulatory Excellence and the Appointments Commission are set for the chop. I can only hope my correspondence with the DOH in recent years and most recently outlining the CHREs refusal to criticise the GCC for failing to comply with the Data Protection...

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Why is the osteopathic profession growing at a much faster rate than the chiropractic profession in the UK? Are they just nicer people?

July 26, 2010
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Why is the osteopathic profession growing at a much faster rate than the chiropractic profession in the UK? Are they just nicer people?

There are twice as many Osteopeaths in the UK as chiropractors when  only five years ago it was a third, there are possibly ten times more chiropractors practicing around the world than Osteopaths. When I was on the GCC council the Registrar was refusing registration to about 50% of overseas applicants, others might say...

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What is your subluxation?

July 21, 2010
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What is your subluxation?

Mischievous as ever, I thought I’d launch into action on a topic that is very close to my heart and mind: the concept of the subluxation. Now (and I am being very serious now) although you may read this as provocation or me just generally messing around it is really not intended as such....

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General Chiropractic Council would like to hear the skeptics complaints in private because they can not afford public hearings. Should chiropractors help them? Should chiropractors trust them?

July 20, 2010
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General Chiropractic Council would like to hear the skeptics complaints in private because they can not afford public hearings. Should chiropractors help them? Should chiropractors trust them?

Technorati Tags: General Chiropractic council,complaints GCC,Zeno,Simon Perry Which chiropractors will the GCC throw to the sceptics, thats what I would want to know. The GCC must read my blog or I can predict every move Margaret Coats will make. Margaret Coats, sorry the PCC has requested to hear the “website claims” that the GCC...

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Will this be payback for the misery Margaret Coats and the General Chiropractic Council caused chiropractors in recent years

July 16, 2010
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Will this be payback for the misery Margaret Coats and the General Chiropractic Council caused chiropractors in recent years

Four years ago I tried to get a few hundred chiropractors to make vexatious complaints against each other, to tie the GCC up in paperwork for years. Chiropractors thought everything would be better after the GCC elections and regulatory reform, complaints happened to the chiropractor down the road. If the IC find there is...

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Skeptic or cynic? That is a question!

July 12, 2010
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Skeptic or cynic? That is a question!

(not quite the question, but a question nonetheless) You cannot practise in the UK as a chiropractor unless you are recognised by the GCC as being a chiropractor – irrespective of whether your qualifications or practise methodology are those that would generally be recognised elsewhere, by other chiropractors, and by most people in the...

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Message to the “Guardians of chiropractic” The horse has bolted”

July 12, 2010
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Message to the “Guardians of chiropractic” The horse has bolted”

I got an anonymous letter from a group calling themselves “Guardians of Chiropractic” last week. The reported some shocking goings on at the GCC but as I have not been able to confirm the story or who wrote the letter I will not be publishing its content. What I will say if its true...

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According to General Chiropractic Council we could treat sciatica, asthma and infant colic, between October 2003 and March 2010

July 8, 2010
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According to General Chiropractic Council we could treat sciatica, asthma and infant colic, between October 2003 and March 2010

Thanks to George for sending me this latest instalment from the GCC. GCC APPROACH TO PRESENTATION OF CASES RELATED TO CLAIMS MADE ON CHIROPRACTORS’ WEBSITES Once the GCC statutory Investigating Committee, acting on legal advice, has come to its independent decision to refer a complaint to the Professional Conduct Committee, the relevant GCC officer...

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Am I a Chiropractor?

July 2, 2010
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Am I a Chiropractor?

I don’t really know what it is supposed to mean “to be a chiropractor”. Or more correctly, I don’t know what it is that would allow me to say to someone who calls themselves a chiropractor: “you’re not a chiropractor!” even if they are registered with the GCC… Statement 1: Despite some people saying...

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Chiroquackery! by Gert van der Walt

July 1, 2010
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Chiroquackery! by Gert van der Walt

The worst thing about being thrown off the General Chiropractic Council, was the indifference shown by the chiropractic profession. Apathy is what has allowed the GCC/BCA alliance to promote their biomedical agenda for chiropractic.  In recent months I have sensed that attitudes are changing but few were prepared to put their head above the...

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