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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The Nolan Principles of public life

June 13, 2007
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In performing our statutory duties, members of the GCC must uphold the following seven principles of public life (the Nolan principles) This is what we were told during our training. I wanted to ask why the old council members had not seen them Selflessness Holders of public office should take decisions solely in terms...

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GCC election results 2007

May 15, 2007
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England Round 1; First preference votes . The BCA did much worse than expected. I suspect because most of my votes came from their members the UCA supported the McTimoney candidates to ensure balance on the council. The McTimoney/ BCA split was 50/50. So divided is the profession if I were to run against...

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How to make friends and influence people

May 14, 2007
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Drugs adviser raises charity fear Concerns have been raised about the links between pharmaceutical firms and charity patient groups by the body that advises the NHS on which drugs to use. Sir Michael Rawlins, chairman of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, said charities had to be wary of pharmaceutical donations. And...

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Divisions in the McTimoney association

May 9, 2007
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Divisions in the McTmoney camp as Jim O Dell tries to break the old girls clubs control of their candidates in the election Jim Odell MBA, BSc, BSc, MMCA I am one of the 10 nominees for the GCC Elections. The main difference between me and the other candidates is that I am a...

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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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ECU ban non BCA members from their conference

April 4, 2007
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I have just been told I am not welcome at the ECU convention in Portugal. Some of the grounds for discriminating against certain groups of chiropractors are The ECU Convention is open to all members of ECU member associations. In addition it is also open to: • European non-ECU member chiropractors and other relevant...

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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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How the GCC makes the complaint fit the code of practice

February 4, 2007
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What was the case about? The GCC would say it was about "protecting the public", I would say it was about the GCC adding another chiropractor to his hit list. The GCC executive officer Greg Price would then post on the "chiropractic sceptics" website under the title " Another one bites the dust". I...

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