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.

Peter Dixons election manifesto

May 8, 2007
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Peter Dixon DC, FCC, FBCA Practising in Wiltshire and Cornwall Graduated AECC, 1984 Member of the British Chiropractic Association Fellow of the College of Chiropractors Chairman of the GCC Election statement: I was very closely involved in the professions decision, and subsequent negotiations, in the 1980s and early 1990s that led to the Chiropractors...

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GCC chief executive Margaret Coats censors my election manifesto

May 7, 2007
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GCC chief executive Margaret Coats censors my election manifesto

In the Election for the GCC each of the ten candidates were allowed only 500 words to present their manifesto to the chiropractic profession. The election is performed by the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) who earn a tidy sum from it. They get the commision from the chief executive and registrar who also acts...

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My Election Manifesto

May 4, 2007
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Since I was president of the AECC student union 93/95, my political priority has always been the same, to ensure colleagues, students and patients are treated fairly. I will always support people who have not been treated fairly. My record in this respect is second to none. Students and colleagues in trouble often contact...

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The Chiropractors who nominated for the GCC

May 1, 2007
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When I ran in the GCC elections in May 2007, I had to get five chiropractors to nominate me. I wanted to get two things across with my nominations, that uniquely I could draw support right across the political spectrum, I am the only chiropractor who has been published in the magazines in all...

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A clearly divided profession

April 7, 2007
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I sent the following letter to the Privy Council and Department of Health in April 2007 because the GCC council, like the profession is split along partisan lines. Until there is trust between the different factions and there is one “UNION”/Association, representing the interests of practising chiropractors you will not have fair even handed...

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Ten things the GCC tried to cover up

April 2, 2007
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Ten things the GCC did not want you to know. 1;That they paid solicitors £51,187 to prevent you reading this information 2; That they spent £314,730 on vexatious complaints against innocent chiropractors who nominated me for council 3; What  they said to Prof Ernst at the GCC meeting. 4; Former GCC chairman could not...

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Creative accounting by the GCC

April 1, 2007
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I am not sure exactly when I begin to take “collective responsibility” for the failings of the GCC. So in the mean time I will keep chipping away at the cheap veneer they use to create the image of competence and openness, requirements of the Nolan Principles the GCC refers to so often. The...

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GCC defines “subluxtion”

January 3, 2007
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GCC defines “subluxtion”

Unfortunately chiropractic like medical undergraduates have little discussion concerning the philosophy of health and yet it is an essential part of the way in which we understand the world. This omission from chiropractic education may explain why the extreme wings off the profession are guided by dogma and the evangelical teachings of their chiropractic...

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Chiropractic Patients Association have no confidence in the GCC

December 8, 2006
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What the CPA thinks of the GCC and what the GCC thinks of their opinion by on Fri 08 Dec 2006 07:52 PM GMT On Friday December 8th The Chiropractic Patients Association (CPA) had a meeting with the GCC. I made a freedom of information request for the GCC notes of the Meeting and...

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Investigating complaints

December 4, 2006
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What Peter Dixon told McTimoney chiropractors and the reality. by The Chiropractor on Sun 10 Dec 2006 07:42 PM GMT Peter Dixon spoke at the McTimoney college on December 10 2006. He was asked; What mechanism are there for ordinary chiropractors to get their concerns addressed by GCC council? Peter told the assembled group...

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