Monthly Archives: February 2011

Letter the Associations sent the General Chiropractic Council four months ago expressing no confidence in the regulator (a redacted version has been made public by CHRE under FOI)

February 28, 2011
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Letter the Associations sent the General Chiropractic Council four months ago expressing no confidence in the regulator (a redacted version has been made public by CHRE under FOI)

 

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“Scientist”, Stephen Hughes has “specialist” knowledge in chiropractic care of children. It is an absolute disgrace that he has been admonished by the General Chiropractic Council.

February 25, 2011
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“Scientist”, Stephen Hughes has “specialist” knowledge in chiropractic care of children. It is an absolute disgrace that he has been admonished by the General Chiropractic Council.

When I ran for a place on the General Chiropractic Council I was nominated by 5 chiropractors who had been the subject of vexatious complaints which had been thrown out by the GCC. I warned it could be you. While a member of council I warned BCA president Tony Metcalfe of the problems within...

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CHRE has told General Chiropractic Council to sort this mess out. GCC chair Peter Dixon failed to tell them he does not have the credibility to do it.

February 24, 2011
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CHRE has told General Chiropractic Council to sort this mess out. GCC chair Peter Dixon failed to tell them he does not have the credibility to do it.

CHRE has released a lot of papers under FOI, to chiropractors looking to see what has been going on behind the scenes, since the Association expressed their lack of confidence in the GCC. A number of  things stand out The CHRE is not happy with the GCC, members of the public are unhappy with...

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Two Points of View on the inclusion of Prescribing into Chiropractic practice

February 22, 2011
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Two Points of View on the inclusion of Prescribing into Chiropractic practice

  I have never felt the need to prescribe meds, if I felt a patient needed meds I would refer them to a medical doctor. If the needed their sink unblocked I would send them to a plumber. Of the case for, I think John Triano has made it best however his argument that...

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The Duck, The Flowering Tautology, The Leicester Prince and the value of being Ernst

February 22, 2011
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The Duck, The Flowering Tautology, The Leicester Prince and the value of being Ernst

I have invited a number of people but one professor in particular to answer me this: how can anyone deduce comment regarding efficacy of treatment if none of the studies they refer to differentiate causation? (he said he couldn’t make his point in 140 twitter characters) My point is: It’s a bit like saying...

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“Only intellectual cowards demand ‘gross intolerance’ The modern men of science who want to silence quacks are ironically on the same side as pre-Enlightenment religious dogmatists”, says Frank Furedi.

February 22, 2011
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“Only intellectual cowards demand ‘gross intolerance’ The modern men of science who want to silence quacks are ironically on the same side as pre-Enlightenment religious dogmatists”, says Frank Furedi.

A common them in this blog has been the attitude of so called “Skeptics”, some are genuine skeptics who ask good question. Others (the majority )are simply prejudiced against anything that does not conform to their belief system around a peculiar interpretation of “Evidence based practice”. The same type of prejudice I encountered from...

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What is the difference between a chiropractor and an osteopath?

February 20, 2011
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What is the difference between a chiropractor and an osteopath?

According to some one at the General Chiropractic Council there is no difference. I came across this discussion on mumsnet “I have also spoken to a representative of the General Chiropractic Council and asked him what the difference is. The answer? There really isn’t one. They call things different names (e.g. in chiropractic, you...

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This weeks British Medical Journal explains why chiropractors need to be on Twitter

February 19, 2011
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This weeks British Medical Journal explains why chiropractors need to be on Twitter

BMJ 2011; 342:d948 doi: 10.1136/bmj.d948 (Published 16 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011; 342:d948 The other Twitter revolution: how social media are helping to monitor the NHS reforms Martin McKee, professor of European public health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Katie Cole, public health specialty registrar, London School of Hygiene and...

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What is a clinician to make of the “evidence”? Its good for Tweets. You must go with your experience.

February 17, 2011
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What is a clinician to make of the “evidence”? Its good for Tweets. You must go with your experience.

  I am sorry if I keep promoting Twitter to readers but I am fascinated the amount of information I get exposed to. I have considered  following only people who confirm to my prejudices in order wake up feeling really good about myself, however I try to follow a broad range of views relevant...

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Medical doctors have same problem as chiropractors; the people that represent them

February 16, 2011
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Medical doctors have same problem as chiropractors; the people that represent them

BMA leader could be toppled in revolt by doctors against NHS reforms Dr Hamish Meldrum, chairman of the BMA, the doctors’ union, is under fire for co-operating with ministers over health reforms. The future of the leader of Britain’s doctors is in doubt because grassroots medics blame the British Medical Association for doing too...

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