Category: Regulatory Reform: GCC 2008 to present

Having recognised the need for Regulatory Reform since the Shipman Inquiry the UK Government published its white paper in February 2007. The need for “regulatory reform” was embraced by the GCC, in March 2008 thirteen of the 20 council members voted me off council for calling a member of GCC management a liar, for attempting to conceal the misdeeds of former deputy Registrar Mr Greg Price and informing the presidents of the chiropractic associations on what was going on behind the scenes at the GCC.
By the end of the year all the reformers who had been on the council had been purged, replaced by a smaller compliant non elected council of 14. Peter Dixon remained as chairman, Margaret Coats as Chief Executive. They supervised the appointment of their supporters from the previous administration. The new “reforms” meant it was no longer the responsibility of the GCC to promote chiropractic, their job was to police and set standards for which the appointed Physiotherapist Greg Pope as Chair of the GCCs education committee.

How Peter Dixon soinned my removal to the profession

I made the front page of the latest GCC Newsletter, it’s a great example of how the “Shadows” spin council information and minutes for the profession’s consumption. Hopefully this will get people signing up to the conference. BCA president Tony…

Peter Dixon’s plan for my removal

Yesterday members of the General Chiropractic Council received this letter from Peter Dixon. “This is a formal notification that an extraordinary meeting of Council is to be held at 17.00 on Monday 3 March 2008 at the GCC offices. The…