Edzard Ernst Presents his views to the GCC

August 6, 2006
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Edzard Ernst Presents his views to the GCC

In March 2006 chiropractors were shocked by the negative headlines in many newspapers promoting an article by Professor Ernst in the Journal of The Royal Society of Medicine. The GCC responded in a press release stating that it was “extremely concerned” about the accuracy of the RSM’s media release and about the paper itself....

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Some things are not measured by science

July 12, 2006
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Some things are not measured by science

Below a cancer specialist  warns people with cancer of being "exploited by alternative therapists" in the British Medical Journal.  I would remind him that There are crooks in all professions and hope and love are therapeutic interventions. Some may call it placebo, I would say that is what the body has been designed to...

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The GCC no lovers of free speech spent almost £100,000 trying to censor this site

July 1, 2006
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“When there’s a rift in the lute, the business of the lawyer is to widen the rift and gather the loot” Arthur Garfield Hays; Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations. In the last few years the GCC has contributed much to the coffers of the leagal profession. I hope they know what they are doing...

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Department of Health plans for Regulatory Reform of GCC

July 1, 2006
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Department of Health plans for Regulatory Reform of GCC

Here is the summary of decisions – verbatim from the Dept of Health document page 10 Ministers have come to the following conclusions as a result of the review, subject to consultation. 1. Regulation of the professions should be co-ordinated with the regulation of health services; build on systems used by employers (and NHS...

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The Chiropractic Associations recognised the GCC was not fit for purpose in 2006

July 1, 2006
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Barry Lewis, Tim Hutchfull and Jan Krir represented the BCA at the meeting with Peter Dixon and Margaret Coates. and the other chiropractic associations This is what was reported in the June issue of BCA newsletter  "In Touch" By Barry Lewis President of the BCA. Peter Dixon opened the meeting by addressing issues raised...

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Postings made by GCC Deputy registrar Greg Price on anti chiropractic websites

June 26, 2006
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Here are some of the postings made by Greg Price while he was an executive officer and deputy Registrar at the GCC, some refer to cases that were on going at the time of the posting. (Tee postings he did on this forum are in another posting) Many of Prices postings have have long...

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Unethical Practice by drug companies

June 26, 2006
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Kickbacks, cartels and chatrooms: how unscrupulous drug firms woo the public · Companies violate own ethical codes, says study · Patient group promotions bypass ban on advertising Sarah Boseley, health editor Monday June 26, 2006 The Guardian Drug companies use unscrupulous and unethical marketing tactics not only to influence doctors to prescribe their products...

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77.1% of registered chiropractors have no confidence in their regulatory body the GCC.

June 23, 2006
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In December 2005 the Chairman of the GCC Michael Copeland Grifiths could not win a vote of confidence on council. In 2006 a large survey commissioned by the solicitors Bankside Law, found that 77.1 % of the chiropractic profession had no confidence in the GCC. In December 2006 the Chiropractic Patients Association endorsed the...

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"Cognito" Greg Price deputy Registrar of GCC, posts some comments on the blog.

June 14, 2006
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This montage I have put together was posted by former GCC deputy registrar Greg Price using the pseudonym  Cognitio. Cognitio became a member of this forum on October 23 2006 using a computer with a GCC IP address which is. Mail.gcc-uk.org. Cognitio made 26 postings pretending he was a registewred chiropractor. when Solicitors Addleshaw...

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Margaret Coats reputation! What reputation?

June 3, 2006
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Margaret Coats reputation! What reputation?

Dixon says I have defamed Coats when I asked chiropractors in a forum topic if I should “give Margaret Coats the benefit of the doubt”, some of the comments have been less than complementary and I have been asked by Peter Dixon to remove them. The postings by Kola and Gus were not edited...

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Increased risk of heart attack posed by use of NSAIDS

June 2, 2006
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When these reports come out, I always thing of the charges the GCC. brought against Jesper Jensen and Waren Gage; That they were misleading the public telling them "they should avoid drugs if possible". Study spells out heart attack risk posed by painkillers · Problem found with patients on high doses · Authors stress...

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Department of Health or Privy Council are not interested in the failures of the General Chiropractic Council to fulfil its statutory duty

June 1, 2006
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I wrote this letter to Andy Burnham a minister at the Department of Health and Christine Cook at the Privy Council and sent a copy to each member of the General Chiropractic Council. None of them wanted to get involved. As this is a copy of the letter I did send to the DOH...

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Making the complaint fit the GCC Code of Practice so charges can be brought.

May 25, 2006
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The last few days I have been attending a PCC hearing, Dr Monica Handa is the defendant. A complaint was made to Dr Handa by a patient. Then the complaint was changed, apparently because the patient wanted to "deal with infringements to our code of practice separately" She admitted to speaking with a number...

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Catch 22 and the General Chiropractic Council

April 8, 2006
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Catch 22 and the General Chiropractic Council

When I wrote this in 2006 I had no idea how true this was and would ultimatly would result in my expulsion from council. I have also included some of the comments to it. (richard March 2008) Catch 22 People who complain a lot could be voted off council by the other council members....

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Peter Dixon tries to cover the mess

March 4, 2006
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Two letters from Peter Dixon when I got back, and neither was a birthday card. The first one practically calling me a liar “dishonest” because every chiropractic member of the GCC has denied communicating with me? Well what can I say. Did Peter really expect members to admit to talking to me, and be...

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