The complaint against Peter Dixon was not sent to the PCC and he was able to remain as chair of the General Chiropractic Council

Margaret Coats legal interpretation of the chiropractic act is different from Osteopaths, every complaint where there is a case to answer is supposed to be sent to the Professional Conduct Committee. There is an exception to this rule, except when someone in the chief executives office writes on the complaint “not to be sent to the IC”

People from Coats office inform the complainant  that the complaint was rejected by the IC and that is the end of the matter, unless someone likes me gets a look at the files. In his March 2010 Newsletter Peter Dixon informed the profession how

“We are addressing these matters
in the public interest, and it’s
important to emphasise that:

l the performance of all our
statutory duties and activities
remains unaffected; it’s business
as usual, except for the volume
of work

2 every complaint we receive
is considered impartially,
according to our statutory
duties and processes; the 600
plus complaints received will be
considered in the usual way”

As I have said above the “usual way” sometimes means some serious complaints have written on the top “not to be given to the IC. Peter Dixon’s investigation stated he had no problem with Greg Price having done this or why a complaint against a chiropractor trying to get £2,000 out of a patient was buried and was never investigated.

It begs the question was this the method used to dispose of the complaint against Peter Dixon in 2010 or did Margaret Coats just growl at members of the IC. In June 2009 the legal advice given to council was that it would be necessary to suspend any member of council or committees against whom complaints are made. The suspension of Peter Dixon would have left Margaret Coats very exposed and as the majority of complaints have been referred to the PCC how did Dixon and the other council members get off. I have heard from 3 Chiropractors who are charged with quoting from council member Stephen Williams book, how did he get off?

The information below is what the GCC presented to the CHRE to show how Margaret Coats was saving the sinking ship. I would point out the CHRE has not had one meeting with the CPA to discuss their lack of confidence in the regulator



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