GCC decided this man had been misled by Chiropractor Warren Gage

March 1, 2006
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A posting by a patient of Warren Gage DC As a patient and newcomer to these forums I have been interested in what I read of problems between GCC and chiropractors. My wife and I were dismayed and disgusted by the treatment meted out to our chiropractor Dr Warren Gage two years ago and...

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GCC Fiddles While Edzard Ernst Burns

February 2, 2006
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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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Inability to identify stroke is a problem in Health care.

February 1, 2006
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Lack of stroke awareness puts victims at risk . (I thought this article was interesting, lack of awareness Could be causing problems for the chiropractic profession.) Polly Curtis, health correspondent Friday February 3, 2006 The Guardian Only one in five people can properly identify the symptoms of a stroke, leaving many people vulnerable to...

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Disclosure of evidence against chiropractors by the GCC. Not good enough according to the High Court.

February 1, 2006
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Since getting involved with the chiropractic profession in 1990, I have been surprised at the number of incidences I have witnessed where disregard for the rights of students and chiropractors have prevailed. What has amazed me even more is the total apathy the profession has when other peoples rights are not respected. Everybody is...

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Stroke! The Chirpractors nightmare

January 1, 2006
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Do a Google search of “chiropractic uk” in sixth place is www.chiropracticvictims.org.uk The home page states; “Action for Victims of Chiropractic was started by Chiropractic Victim Mrs Frances S Denoon on the 20th March 2001. This site represent the only known support and pressure group in the UK for victims of Complimentary Therapies and...

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How GCC Chief Executive Margaret Coats tried to cover up a vote of confidence in former GCC chairman Michael Copland Griffiths

December 20, 2005
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On the 12th of December I asked Margaret Coates if the rumour was true that members of the GCC had passed a no confidence motion in another member, because of unprofessional behaviour She responded that this “rumour has no basis of fact”. This rumour did “have basis of fact”, A vote of confidence did...

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GCC Chief Executive Margaret Coats looks after her friends; The test of Competency.

December 1, 2005
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Rob Finch the chief executive of the College of Chiropractic told me in December 2005 that the GCC did not put the test of competency out for tender, but renewed Glamorgan’s contract. He wrote to the GCC in May expressing concern about this “Due process” Does anybody know how the GCC came to this...

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WHO guidlines for chiropractic education

November 3, 2005
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In 2005, the World Health Organisation published guidelines on basic training and safety in chiropractic. These make interesting reading – a variety of methods and levels of training and education, listings of contraindications, sample educational programmes etc. Representatives inlcuded Mrs Margaret Coats from the GCC and Mr Tony Metcalf wearing his WFC hat. Here’s...

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Lawyer tells BCA its ok to lack integrity

October 10, 2005
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On the 9th of October 2005 the BCA held their AGM and answered the question I had posed for them in an e-mail sent to the whole profession “has the BCA lost its integrity? Because the would not implement Human Rights Law into their disciplinary Procedures. According to the minutes of the AGM “...

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According to the CHRE the GCC is the only health regulator that uses Private Investigators to keep people under surveilance.

October 1, 2005
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This was one of the First posts on the Chiropractic UK forums posted by a practitioner  who decided not to go on the register and was harassed by investigators on behalf of the GCC. I was to experience the same harassment myself in 2009. Which the GCC tried to cover up. “After I decided...

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More Chiropractors will resign from the GCC register unless they change.

October 1, 2005
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I decided to start the chiropracticlive forum in 2005 to expose the outrageous behaviour of GCC officers and give chiropractors a chance to speak out. General apathy and fear meant the chiropractic profession did not take advantage of the opportunity. This was one of the first e-mails I was sent from one of the...

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The GCC vision for chiropractic

December 1, 2004
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Over a hundred years ago DD Palmer the founder of Chiropractic presented his hypothesis, that there was a relationship between the function of the nervous system and wellbeing, while we now know his "bone out of place" theory was wrong, the hypothesis is as relevant as ever, and is well articulated in the Vertebral...

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Margaret Coats could care less about the chiropractic profession

November 2, 2004
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Margaret Coats could care less about the chiropractic profession

Published with the permission of Hagan McQuaid former President of the Chiropractic Association of Ireland. His letter is from 2004. This letter should bring comfort to Chiropractic sceptics who are hoping to put BCA professional indemnity insurance through the roof.   November 15, 2004 Mrs. Margaret Coats GCC Chief Executive and Registrar Dear Mrs....

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How much is the body politic going to cost us all

January 7, 2003
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How much is the body politic going to cost us all

How Much is the Body Politic Going to Cost us all? By Richard Lanigan DC THE BCAs “PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT” FURTHER DIVIDES THE PROFESSION These should be great times for the chiropractic profession, but we continue to waste energy and resources fighting among ourselves. The fact the BCA was unable to endorse the international consensus...

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GCC and BCA member David Byfield does not like people having free speech.

October 1, 2002
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The BCA council likes disciplinary hearings because it is an easy way to intimidate and silence dissenters. BCA disciplinary hearings are always held behind closed doors, the defendant is not allowed to be present or have representation. Sometimes you are not aware of the evidence being presented against you. So if the evidence was...

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