Coats Retires

March 31, 2011
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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.

I get no pleasure gloating over the departure of an elderly woman who should never have had the job in the first place. Dixon, Cunliffe et al will be hoping hoping this announcement will take the heat off them and everything will be hunky dory. That’s for others to decide, Dixon and his accomplices are every bit as responsible for what happened to the UK chiropractic profession as Margaret Coats is, they are and will always remain an embarrassment to decent chiropractors with integrity.

coats on sunPress release

For immediate use

31 March 2011

The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) have today announced that their Chief Executive & Registrar, Margaret Coats will retire on 17 June 2011.

Mrs Coats has been Chief Executive & Registrar of the GCC since its inception in 1999 and has provided dedicated service to the statutory regulation of the profession of chiropractic.  Peter Dixon, Chair of the GCC, paid tribute to her pivotal role in establishing the organisation, managing the executive functions for over a decade, and for overseeing the implementation of important milestones in the profession’s development such as the consultations on the Code of Practice and Standard of Proficiency, and Continuing Professional Development.

‘Margaret has worked tirelessly for the GCC and without her unique blend of knowledge, experience and organisational skills, coupled with her commitment to the public interest, we would not have been able to achieve as much as we have in such a short period’ he said.

The GCC are also pleased to announce that Satjit Singh, formerly with the General Optical Council, has been appointed Interim Chief Executive & Registrar.

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  • http://www.chiropracticlive.com Richard Lanigan

    Have been taking the dried Aprictot kernels, its the bitterest foulest taste I have ever experienced. Getting my bod in shape for whats ahead. Thanks for the advice.

  • Gus Gibbon

    Sorry to hear the news doesn’t do `sorry’ justice, Richard – I’ve often subscribed to Phillip Day and also to Joseph Mercola’s ideas. Apricot kernels can be a safe adjunct as the release of hydrogen cyanide (nitriloside breakdown at the cell wall of a trophoblast) won’t kill healthy cells…
    Read Phillip Days book `Cancer: Why we are still dying to know the truth’ and maybe you’ll stop subscribing to a pervasive allopathic approach. OR look up cancerfungus.com
    Be well, my friend.
    Gus

  • http://www.chiropracticlive.com Richard Lanigan

    I am always up for socialising with nice people

  • Dr Dynamic

    new lease of life and hope for the future. When you feel up to it, we should go for a drink.

  • CDC

    Great news Richard!!

  • http://www.chiropracticlive.com Richard Lanigan

    Thanks, I now know what it means to be born again.

  • Dr Dynamic

    So glad to hear that, Richard. Best wishes for a full recovery.

  • http://www.chiropracticlive.com Richard Lanigan

    The cancer has not spread, I start radiation treatment tomorrow.

  • http://www.chiropractorswarwick.co.uk Stefaan A.L.P. Vossen

    Good luck mate, fingers and toes crossed and all that.

  • http://www.chiropracticlive.com Richard Lanigan

    Am waiting for Richard Parkin who will accompany me to the meeting with my consultant to hear the results of the tests. It just occurred to me while I am nervous it does not compare with the knots I would have in my stomach before GCC meetings, having to deal with all the shit Coats and Dixon would keep dumbing on me. Fingers crossed.

    Richard has just arrived, I am in jeans he is dressed as if he is going to a funeral

  • Gus Gibbon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXqoC6Vr7_Q

    You gotta see this (a very funny look at `The Fat Controller’) as I’ve often made reference…

  • Amit patel

    My FOI to the CHRE: ( below are the quesitons i asked…. and below that are the answers I got back… ummm intresting….. )

    27th Feb 2011

    Dear Emma

    Please answer the following freedom of information questions and e mail your response

    1. What actions should be taken by a regulator upon being notified that a staff member or former staff member has solicited a bribe?

    2. What actions should be taken by a regulator when it becomes apparent that cases have been dismissed or withheld from the investigating committee by the former staff member?

    3. What is the role of the council of the general chiropractic council upon receipt of bribery allegations? Should they be informed?

    4. What powers does the CHRE have to follow up on cases that have been dealt with outside of the investigating committee rules?

    5. How many complaints has the CHRE received about the GCC where the nature of the complaint included improper dismissal, bribery or misfeasance?

    6. What did the CHRE do to follow up on the case of John Savidies who died, his family and partner have repeatedly complained about the case being dismissed by bribery, why was this case not reopened? Particularly when the same dubious ex employee was implicated in every case?

    7. Are repeated complaints about bribery allegations common in the professions which the CHRE reports on?

    8. Who if anyone should the registrar inform about repeated bribery allegations made about a former employee who was sacked, reported to the police and who the Registrar had every reason to believe was a rogue employee with a history of dubious behaviour?

    I look forward to hearing from you

    Amit Patel

    REPLY::

    28th March 2011
    Dear Dr Patel,

    Your Freedom of Information Act request

    Thank you for your email of 27th February 2011 in which you made eight information
    requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

    We are committed to the principles of transparency and public accountability. We are fully
    supportive of the right of the individual to ask for information and consider that it is a
    fundamental duty of an organisation to consider and comply, where possible, with such
    requests. We make details of the requests we receive and the information we disclose
    available on our website to allow wide access to the information.

    The FOIA was enacted to promote openness from those in the public sector through
    allowing access to recorded information, subject to certain exemptions. However, many of
    your requests are not for recorded information and therefore do not amount to requests
    under FOIA. We are only able to respond to those requests which fall under FOIA.

    Our response to each of your requests is set out below.
    1. What actions should be taken by a regulator upon being notified that a staff member
    or former staff member has solicited a bribe?

    This request does not seek access to recorded information and is therefore not a request
    under FOIA.

    2. What actions should be taken by a regulator when it becomes apparent that cases
    have been dismissed or withheld from the investigating committee by the former staff
    member?

    This request does not seek access to recorded information and is therefore not a request
    under FOIA.

    2What is the role of the council of the general chiropractic council upon receipt of bribery
    allegations? Should they be informed?

    This request does not seek access to recorded information and is therefore not a request
    under FOIA.

    4. What powers does the CHRE have to follow up on cases that have been dealt with
    outside of the investigating committee rules?

    Details of the powers that we have in relation to cases closed at the early stages of the
    fitness to practise process can be found here:
    http://www.chre.org.uk/overseeingregulators/307/ and details of our powers in relation to
    final fitness to practise decisions can be found here:
    http://www.chre.org.uk/overseeingregulators/306/

    5. How many complaints has the CHRE received about the GCC where the nature of the
    complaint included improper dismissal, bribery or misfeasance?

    CHRE has received 12 complaints about improper dismissal of cases, bribery and/or
    misfeasance.

    6. What did the CHRE do to follow up on the case of John Savidies who died, his family
    and partner have repeatedly complained about the case being dismissed by bribery, why
    was this case not reopened? Particularly when the same dubious ex employee was
    implicated in every case?

    This request does not seek access to recorded information and is therefore not a request
    under FOIA. However, it may be helpful if we explain that CHRE has no legal powers to
    reopen cases closed by the regulators’ investigating committees or at any other stage of
    the fitness to practise process. We only have powers to appeal to the High Court any
    decisions made by final fitness to practise panels which we consider are unduly lenient
    and do not protect the public.

    7. Are repeated complaints about bribery allegations common in the professions which
    the CHRE reports on?

    This request should be directed to each of the regulatory bodies. We are unable to inform
    you if bribery allegations are common in complaints received by the regulatory bodies as
    we do not hold this information.

    8. Who if anyone should the Registrar inform about repeated bribery allegations made
    about a former employee who was sacked, reported to the police and who the Registrar
    had every reason to believe was a rogue employee with a history of dubious behaviour?

    This request does not seek access to recorded information and is therefore not a request
    under FOIA.

    I appreciate that you will find the above response to your various requests disappointing.
    You are welcome to re-consider your request and make a more precise application
    seeking those documents you feel the CHRE are, or might be in possession of, rather
    then seeking the answers to questions that are not covered by the FOIA or information
    that is held by other organisations.

    If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an
    internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the
    date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to:
    Harry.Cayton@chre.org.uk or Harry Cayton, Chief Executive, 157-197 Buckingham
    Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SP.

    Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
    If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply
    directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner
    can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
    Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

  • Garland

    “No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until ‘justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.’”

    “Let freedom ring. And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring—when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children—black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics—will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

    Martin Luther King summed it up pretty well for me. Maybe a bit premature but IT’S A START!!

  • Amit Patel

    hello Gus…. who is “Mad”???

  • Amit patel

    I called as well Rod, I got a queer reply when I asked…. they are an odd bunch…. maybe there are worried that they too soon will have to find REAL jobs….

    I know SITA Security Shredding have some posts going…..

  • Amit patel

    Well I think the press release was very intresting… Im not sure what planet Peter is on..

    Not been a big fan of him, ever since I met him at a BCA conference I attended when I first graduated. He reminded me of Bryan the local double glazing sales man from Anglian Home Improvment…. I think that may actually be a compliment? :)

    I think its about time Peter also crawls under a stone and disappear as he must realise that he is not liked at all, and the chances of him getting is Knighthood are well and truley over!!

    More info I can take to my local Tory MP… who is not a fan of Quangos… and Quago Sitters….

  • Amit patel

    How about sending half a dozen shedders instead??

  • Gus Gibbon

    When I got the news from Mad this morning that Coats had gone; I thought to remind my self of the date – APRIL FOOL’S DAY!!

    – they’ll be stoking the fires in readiness to greet her down below. It would be churlish to suggest that I hope she has a slow, lingering and painful demise – but it’d be true, nonetheless

  • rodmacmillan

    I phoned the GCC to ask if Coates is still there ,working her notice out or is the new chap running it?

    Very strange answer” we can only refer you to the website statement”

    How very odd

  • Zentai

    What was that about sending the hideous Coats flowers…? I’d sooner send the odious, worthless parasite a bunch of triffids

    Good riddance – but hey, what is the general concensus on cutting out a tumour? Won’t it simply grow back again until the conditions within that body have fundamentally changed?

    Why was she allowed to resign instead of being rightly sacked????? [little piggies in the trough]

  • le saucisson chocolat

    a body of work, a legacy she can be proud of …

  • rodmacmillan

    Well she will be swamped with job offers from chiropractors looking for an able manger to run the clinics.

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