PCC find 18 chiropractors not guilty of trying to mislead the public into thinking they were medical doctors. 680 to go.

November 12, 2010
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PCC find 18 chiropractors not guilty of trying to mislead the public into thinking they were medical doctors. 680 to go.

The results of the first 18 Professional Conduct Committee Hearings have been posted on the GCC website (Below the chiropractor who talked to his patient in his car). The Investigating Committee decided these people had a case to answer and the  the PCC looked at the complaint and dismissed them all. Only 680 to...

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If Peter Dixon cares about the chiropractic profession as he claims, he should go now and take Coats with him or risk Self Regulation for chiropractors.

November 5, 2010
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If Peter Dixon cares about the chiropractic profession as he claims, he should go now and take Coats with him or risk Self Regulation for chiropractors.

The Chiropractic associations are working on their strategy for pointing out to the General Chiropractic Council that they are failing in their statutory duty to protect the public and set standards for the chiropractic profession. It is important the associations understand this, as they can not moan about the GCC giving registrants a hard...

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The associations have come together. First thing they need to say to the General Chiropractic Council; Margaret Coats must go.

November 1, 2010
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The associations have come together. First thing they need to say to the General Chiropractic Council; Margaret Coats must go.

On Thursday I received many e-mails notifying me of the joint statement from the four associations expressing “the entire professions lack of confidence in its regulation”. I am absolutely delighted the associations have made this statement.  Which confirms the findings of the 2005 survey which found 77% of the profession had no confidence in...

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Michael Pedigo has passed on but the chiropractic profession needs to take on board his words and vision.

October 27, 2010
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Michael Pedigo has passed on but the chiropractic profession needs to take on board his words and vision.

I was saddened to hear one of the five plaintiffs from the Wilk case  Michael Pedigo  passed away on the 10/10/2010. The Wilk case should have been a watershed for the chiropractic profession. The book is a must read for chiropractors who care about their profession and where its headed unless they can put...

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The clowns at the General Chiropractic Council got it wrong on Sciatica. What a surprise!

October 22, 2010
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The clowns at the General Chiropractic Council got it wrong on Sciatica. What a surprise!

  Apparently its ok for chiropractors to say they treat sciatica. After telling the profession that chiropractors were misleading the public by claiming to help people with sciatica .According to the latest bulletin on the GCC website: “Following his review of Santilli et al Professor Bronfort considered that the level of evidence for manipulation...

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Is this the beginning of the end of Margaret Coats time as Chief executive of the General Chiropractic Council.

October 19, 2010
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Is this the beginning of the end of Margaret Coats time as Chief executive of the General Chiropractic Council.

On the 18th of September at the BCA AGM a motion was passed “that the BCA membership had no confidence in GCC’s processes, interpretation and proportionality in its regulation of the chiropractic profession”. My view was they should have named names and stated they had no confidence in Margaret Coats and Peter Dixon which...

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Is this propaganda from the BCA? Or do the Chiropractic Alliance have some explaining to do?

October 12, 2010
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Is this propaganda from the BCA? Or do the Chiropractic Alliance have some explaining to do?

Check out the actual speech This is the in the latest editorial in the BCA magazine Contact. It is written by BCA council member Rishi Loatey explaining why BCA members should keep the Chiropractic Alliance at arms length. I have e-mailed Rishi asking if this is an accurate quote. Rishi asks; “is  the launch...

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Surely the Danes did not leave the European Chiropractic Union because of General Chiropractic Council chairman Peter Dixon ?

October 5, 2010
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Surely the Danes did not leave the European Chiropractic Union because of General Chiropractic Council chairman Peter Dixon ?

    My first exposure to Chiropractic was in Denmark. I lived there for twelve years in the 80s. Chiropractors are respected as any health care workers should be and the profession is probably more united and better organised than any country in the world. Denmark left the European Chiropractic Union six years ago,...

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Revalidation; the stick the General Chiropractic Council will use to beat traditional chiropractors with

October 4, 2010
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Revalidation; the stick the General Chiropractic Council will use to beat traditional chiropractors with

  Revalidation is process which all health regulators are required to put in place to assure the public that doctors are up-to-date and complying with medical professional standards. Every five years throughout your professional life they will be this reassessment. In the paper produced by the Department of Health in November 2008 they indicated...

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Just goes to show how little Professor Edzard Ernst knows about chiropractic

September 24, 2010
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Just goes to show how little Professor Edzard Ernst knows about chiropractic

  Professor Edzard Ernst is professor of complementary medicine at the Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter and in his latest article in Pulse he announces to GPs the revelation that “There is a Division in UK Chiropractic” . Correct me if I am wrong here. Is this the same Edzard Ernst who for...

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Did BCA finally find its spine and tell the General Chiropractic Council, its not fit for purpose?

September 19, 2010
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Did BCA finally find its spine and tell the General Chiropractic Council, its not fit for purpose?

I have heard through the grapevine, that BCA members passed a vote of no confidence in the GCC at their AGM on Saturday, if that is the case its the beginning of the end for Coats and Dixon. Watch the rats on the GCC ship try and dump them in the coming months to...

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To Those going to AGMs in the coming weeks this is my official complaint against the General Chiropractic Council

September 16, 2010
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To Those going to AGMs in the coming weeks this is my official complaint against the General Chiropractic Council

  “The  joint statement “Working Together” http://www.gcc-uk.org/files/page_file/WorkingTogether_FINAL_16July10.pdf is rather amusing considering all that has happened in recent years. How many statements do chiropractors need before the penny drops, the GCC is not fit for purpose. The statement explains “the roles of the General Chiropractic Council,the chiropractic professional associations and the College of Chiropractors. My...

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I can see the headlines. Its because chiropractors are prescribing Diclofenac to the wrong people.

September 15, 2010
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I can see the headlines. Its because chiropractors are prescribing Diclofenac to the wrong people.

Study links Diclofenac to strokes By Alison Caldwell Updated Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:20pm AEST Video: Study links painkiller to strokes (7pm TV News NSW) There are calls today for one of Australia’s top-selling painkillers to be banned, after another study linked it to an increased chance of stroke in healthy people. Commonly sold...

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The General Chiropractic Council is not fit for purpose, how many times do chiropractors need to be told this before they act?

September 14, 2010
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The General Chiropractic Council is not fit for purpose, how many times do chiropractors need to be told this before they act?

It is fair to say having a complaint made against you that alleges you are guilty of “professional incompetence” must be pretty stressful. Margaret Coats and her team of Rottweiler’s spend 18 months putting a case together. Then some months ago they would have allocated three days in September for the hearing, appointed a...

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A true skeptic does not reserve their skepticism for alternative and complementary medicine.

September 8, 2010
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A true skeptic does not reserve their skepticism for alternative and complementary medicine.

  The article below was published in Pulse “MHRA under pressure to withdraw Rosiglitazone”.  and another article was published earlier in the week in the Independent newspaper This is another example of why “evidence” does not necessarily make something true and should be the principle guideline for scope of practice. It is also interesting...

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