When the GCC hit financial difficulties in 2009, the CHRE wanted them to increase the registration fees. Realising this would likely “result in a walk away from registration sufficient to outweigh from a time-limited increase in the annual retention fee” the GCC increased the Mortgage to cover the £2,029,598, which they estimated as the actual impact of dealing with the complaints. This scenario worked provided the registrants agreed to have their hearing heard in private and chiropractors under investigation paid their registration fees.
Below is the e-mail Margaret Coats sent the CHRE
I still dont understand why the BCA went along with this, when chiropractors just showing up for a public PCC hearing would have cost the GCC in the region of £10,000,000 and at the very worst the outcomes for individual chiropractors would have been the same.
Perhaps the carrot was the promise of a new touchy feely GCC, who would not solicit so many vexatious complaints, or threaten complainants who no longer wanted to complain with fines to keep GCC costs down. In agreeing to this did the GCC and BCA council feel the GCC could win over the majority of the profession?
- The CHRE does not have the authority or the will to investigate the General Chiropractic Council
- The General Chiropractic Council is not fit for purpose, how many times do chiropractors need to be told this before they act?
- “Scientist”, Stephen Hughes has “specialist” knowledge in chiropractic care of children. It is an absolute disgrace that he has been admonished by the General Chiropractic Council.
- Unfortunately Peter Dixon and the General Chiropractic Council are 3 years and 700 complaints too late.
- Former General Chiropractic Council member, Dana Greens letter to new council members in December 2007. “GCC is not fit for purpose”
- Did BCA finally find its spine and tell the General Chiropractic Council, its not fit for purpose?
- F#*K off. Margaret and I are doing a great job. General Chiropractic Council Chair Peter Dixon responds to the associations.
- CHRE has told General Chiropractic Council to sort this mess out. GCC chair Peter Dixon failed to tell them he does not have the credibility to do it.
- 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.
- It goes against natural justice for the General Chiropractic Council to set a new bench mark for what constitutes “Unprofessional Conduct” without informing registrants.