Thanks to George for sending me this latest instalment from the GCC.
GCC APPROACH TO PRESENTATION OF CASES RELATED TO CLAIMS MADE ON CHIROPRACTORS’ WEBSITES
Once the GCC statutory Investigating Committee, acting on legal advice, has come to its independent decision to refer a complaint to the Professional Conduct Committee, the relevant GCC officer works with our solicitors to decide how to proceed with the presentation of the case.
In respect of the case concerned with claims made on chiropractors’ websites the GCC, in its case presentation role, has given very careful consideration to the fact that throughout the period October 2003 to March 2010 the patient information leaflet published by the GCC contained reference to sciatica, asthma and infant colic.
GCC officers have been advised that the reasonable course of action in respect of the case presentation is to accept that chiropractors were entitled to rely on information published by the regulator about these conditions.
In light of that advice, the GCC in its case presentation role will not be proceeding in respect of any claim that chiropractic can treat sciatica, asthma or infant colic as listed in the particulars and/or any schedule to an allegation.
Chief Executive & Registrar
Margaret Coats has form with cases that are difficult to prosecute. Just because she can not prosecute colic she will look for something else to refer to the Investigating Committee before dismissing any complaints so dont hold your breath if you had cat hairs on the floor.
Remember Margaret Coats sees herself as protector of the public from dangerous chiropractors, the GCC is Frankenstein’s Monster that will destroy chiropractic in the UK
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