Monthly Archives: March 2011

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 she gone on gardening leave as her interim replacement has been announced? I bet they dont lock her office and ban her from the paper shredder....

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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 I would go down and give a clinicians explanation of Evidence Based Medicine to a physics scientist. (more of that in my next blog post)...

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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 using it on children is akin to child abuse. More than half a dozen experts, many of them professors with international reputations, have written to...

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The Department of Healths White Paper suggests they may be about to tell Coats and Dixon that their General Chiropractic Council is not fit for purpose

March 20, 2011
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The Department of Healths White Paper suggests they may be about to tell Coats and Dixon that their General Chiropractic Council is not fit for purpose

Guess which regulatory body Charges its registrants most: the GCC £1000 a year, Osteopaths charge £750 a year( £350 in the first year and £500 in year two) so when the Peter Dixon says they can not reduce charges for new graduates ( they charge them for a whole year when they are only...

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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 to be included as part chiropractic care? Plan lets chiropractors prescribe drugs. Controversial bill advances in Legislature Published : Monday, 07 Mar 2011, 11:05 PM...

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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 Conduct Committee. There is an exception to this rule, except when someone in the chief executives office writes on the complaint “not to be sent...

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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 to outweigh from a time-limited increase in the annual retention fee” the GCC increased the Mortgage to cover the £2,029,598, which they estimated as the...

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F#*K off. Margaret and I are doing a great job. General Chiropractic Council Chair Peter Dixon responds to the associations.

March 12, 2011
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F#*K off. Margaret and I are doing a great job. General Chiropractic Council Chair Peter Dixon responds to the associations.

Saw the back page of the Sun yesterday and thought Arsene Wenger had seen Peter Dixons response to the associations, No, he was talking about the Football regulator. He could just as easily have been talking about the chiropractic regulator. The chiropractic profession has statutory SELF regulation which means seven chiropractors chosen by Peter...

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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 the IC you would have thought. However nothing is at it seems at the GCC when you give a little scratch to the veneer Margaret...

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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 opinion of the website. After reading my rebuttal of the Byfields report Coats decided to be more specific and focus on a number of statements...

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