Posts Tagged ‘ not-fit-for-purpose ’

Peter Dixon spin at UCA conference 2006

October 4, 2006
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Here are a summary of a few of the questions asked and the answers given. Q. Where will Chiropractic be in 10 years time? A. followed by "much the same as now". NB. when asked...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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David Byfield is either biased or incompetent?

September 10, 2002
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2001 was when I really got involved in the politics of the General Chiropractic Council (GCC), was asked to be the expert witness for Jesper Jensen who had written stuff on his website that the GCC did not like. I earned £27,000 for my "Expert Work" on this case which I thought was outrageous...

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