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CHRE annual report: Regulation meets Quackery.

July 1, 2011

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The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence have recently published their 2010/2011 annual report  http://www.chre.org.uk/media/18/405/ Volume II covers the performance reviews of the 9 healthcare regulators who come under their remit. Volume II can be found here   http://www.chre.org.uk/satellite/402  Or the PDF is here:  http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/hc1012/hc10/1084/1084_ii.pdf This document contains lots of  detail on issues surrounding health care regulation, many […]

Correcting Subluxations

April 27, 2011

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Back in May 2010, the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) stated that the Chiropractic Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) was lacking any research that could associate it with any diseases and that it exists today as an historical concept. It would be an understatement to say that this was not welcomed by chiropractors, both here  in the UK and further […]

Subluxations: WHO said what..

October 24, 2010

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Clearly there is much disagreement on the subject of the ‘Subluxation’. We should expect skeptics and chiropractors to disagree and I doubt one will change their views simply on the say so of the other.  But the disagreement on what a subluxation is reaches further than this.  It is difficult, if not impossible to find […]

Subluxations: Still no evidence ..

October 17, 2010

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This post is an update on my earlier discussions with the General Chiropractic Council on the subject of the evidence to support various claims surrounding the Chiropractic Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC). The background to this post can be found here: Subluxations: We’ve never considered the research Pt1 Subluxations: We’ve never considered the research Pt2 This […]

Jersey Chiropractor: False GCC membership claims..

September 4, 2010

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Having heard from the GCC today about the complaints I submitted, it seems I turned up one chiropractor who is being deliberately dishonest. Here she is: Dr Marie-Christine Dix DC MBCA Back to Balance Chiropractic Clinic Lido de France Medical Centre St Saviour’s Road St Helier Jersey Channel Islands JE1 7XP Her page clearly states […]

GCC under pressure over subluxations..

August 30, 2010

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On 18 Aug 2010 the GCC held a meeting where they discussed a revision to their chiropractic vertebral subluxation (VSC) guidance issued earlier in May this year. Following the meeting the GCC have decided to change the wording of their subluxation guidance and as the initial statement was made in response to questions I raised, […]

Chiropractic: Those lingering colic claims..

August 24, 2010

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Given the amount of bad publicity the UK chiropractic profession has been through in the past couple of years and continues to bring upon itself, you would think most of them would have taken the hint to remove claims for conditions like colic & asthma from their websites. There was the very public, very costly […]

Subluxations: We’ve never considered the research (Part 2)

May 15, 2010

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This is a follow up to an earlier blog post on the subject of the GCC’s view of the evidence supporting subluxations.  The first part can be found here:  Part 1 Before I go any further, it is worth having a quick reminder of the GCC’s initial response when asked for their views: Thank you […]

A quick word with the Associations..

April 26, 2010

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In early March I decided that following the release of the Bronfort report I would ask the individual chiropractic associations in the UK if they were offering any advice to their members. An email was sent to the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), United Chiropractic Association (UCA), McTimoney Chiropractic Association (MCA) and the Scottish Chiropractic Association […]

Osteopaths: Talking a good game ..

April 18, 2010

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The GCC’s study entitled “Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report”  http://www.chiroandosteo.com/content/18/1/3 was released on 25 Feb 2010.   The study reported on the evidence (or lack of) to support a number of claims made by chiropractors.  However the report covered not only spinal manipulation as used by chiropractors but also Osteopathic manipulation (OMT) and […]