GCC pre 2008

The GCC has been regulating chiropractic since the late 90s. Its statutory duty was to set standards, protect the public and promote the profession. In 2006 a survey of the profession revealed 77% of the profession and the Chiropractic Patients Association had no confidence in the regulator. The Department of Health took the view that as chiropractic profession has statutory self regulation its for the GCC to sort out its own mess and they would not interfere. In May 2007 I was elected onto the GCC on a mandate of “The GCC is not fit for purpose” and must be changed.

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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De ja vue, every 20 years chiropractors do this to themselves.

May 26, 2010
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De ja vue, every 20 years chiropractors do this to themselves.

  This is a long posting hopefully it will be worth the effort. For over a hundred years chiropractors fought to protect their unique identity. The enemy is no longer a zealous American Medical Association or critics like the skeptics The enemy are those among our own ranks who want to force all chiropractors...

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Is General Chiropractic Council Chief Executive Margaret Coats a bigger bully than Gordon Brown?

January 1, 2010
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Is General Chiropractic Council Chief Executive Margaret Coats a bigger bully than Gordon Brown?

  The newspapers and media are full of “Gordan Brown the bully”, I had an amusing trip down memory lane this evening with my good friend former council member Dana Greene as we compared the allegations against Gorden Brown and our experience of working with GCC chief executive Margaret Coats, bullying and abuse of...

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Former General Chiropractic Council member, Dana Greens letter to new council members in December 2007. “GCC is not fit for purpose”

July 2, 2009
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Former General Chiropractic Council member, Dana Greens letter to new council members in December 2007. “GCC is not fit for purpose”

Dana has given me permission to publish her letter . Remember although there is a new “Reformed GCC” its the same old minus the “whingers” who wanted to change it for the better. A number of council members wanted to have Dana’s letter put on the agenda for a closed council meeting February 2008,...

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Brian Winfrey posted this under comments

June 2, 2008
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Brian Winfrey a former registered chiropractor posted this under comments earlier today. Technorati Tags: Brian Winfrey,General Chiropractic Council. I thought his concerns deserve a full posting December 16 2002 my partner of 13 years, a chiropractor registered with the GCC died. He had not worked for nearly 6 months as the bullying we suffered...

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All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to say nothing

April 24, 2008
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All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to say nothing

In recent weeks the practice has had numerous calls from people obsessed with whether I am a chiropractor or not. Real patients want to talk about their problem, private investigators (sent by the GCC to collect evidence to have me convicted under section 32 of the chiropractic act ) are only interested in what...

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Registrar for nursing council accused of bullying

April 1, 2008
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News in today from the BBC – the Nursing and Midwifery Council is under investigation following allegations of racism, bullying and lack of transparency. Here is the article: " Nurse regulator ‘dysfunctional’ The UK nurses and midwives regulatory body has an ingrained culture of "racism and bullying", an MP says. Labour’s Jim Devine called...

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Rod MacMillan’s letter of complaint to Peter Dixon

October 14, 2007
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Dear Peter Richard Lanigan has passed me your e mail address. The profession > regards the GCC with contempt and despises the actions of the GCC. A > vote of no confidence was overwhelming at 77%. > > > This ill feeling does not extend to you personally; indeed it does > not extend...

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All they want is to have me apologise to Margaret Coats for all the things I have said about her

September 13, 2007
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This is my second letter of apology to Margaret Coats after she hijacked the September council meeting because she was not satisfied with me simply taking down postings which criticised her which is what the council agreed that I should do. The council was terrified Coats would sue for constructive dissmisal, I said I...

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The only way to get information out is to breach confidentiality

September 13, 2007
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The concept of confidentiality within the GCC would seem to an oxymoron. There have been many investigations into leaks of information from council, in fact if we look at the latest investigation, so conditioned were the executive to assume breach of confidentiality, that solicitors were instructed before council members were even asked about the...

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