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Subluxations: We’ve never considered the research (Part 1)

April 11, 2010

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The GCC have made a number of statements over the past few months regarding the quality of evidence required to support public claims made by chiropractors.  Following the publication of the Bronfort report in Feb 2010 the GCC set the required standard as one of moderate or high, positive quality evidence. In an email from […]

Chiropractic: Evidence, claims and a willingness to change …

March 14, 2010

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The GCC commissioned report entitled ‘Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report’ was published on 25 Feb 2010.  When it was commissioned (June 2009) it was tasked with assessing the evidence base for every condition and symptom listed on any website for which the  GCC has had a complaint relating to treatment claims. I […]

Cracking the backbone of chiropractic claims..

March 14, 2010

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As I’m sure many of you are aware, on 25 Feb 2010 a report entitled ‘Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report’ was published.  The report was commissioned by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) in June 2009 and Prof Bronfort and his team started work on it in the same month.  The cost of […]

The GCC’s circular argument ..

March 2, 2010

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Following yesterdays email from the GCC and its latest guidance on advertising issued to its members, I contacted them again asking why they have not taken a more proactive approach to policing the claims made by some chiropractors who continue to advertise that chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial in the treatment of conditions such as […]

GCC’s latest advice for patients & spine wizards..

March 1, 2010

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I’ve just had email confirmation from the GCC’s Chief Executive & Registrar (Margaret Coats)  that following the publication of the results of it’s own evidence review, the GCC is expecting to issue an updated version of their Patient Information Leaflet by the end of the week. The changes to the new version have been run […]

Infant & Babies Leaflet – Complaint Outcome..

October 21, 2009

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Back in August an eager receptionist at a chiropractor in York handed my a copy of a leaflet entitled ‘Infants & Babies’. The leaflet contained a statement that “There seems to be no limit to the conditions that can respond to chiropractic care” and then goes on to list a range on childhood conditions that […]

Hammersmith & Fulham TS – Update

September 23, 2009

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I’ve just had a response from Trading Standards regarding my complaint against Fulham Wellness Chiropractic Clinic. “Following your enquiry I have discussed the issues involved with the proprietors of this business.  I am aware that similar issues have been raised in respect of other Chiropractors with other Trading Standards authorities. This practice has now made […]

Another TS/Chiro Update ..

September 5, 2009

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Just a quick update on two of the chiropractor complaints I submitted, both are concerning chiropractors who I spotted in July whilst  on holiday in Yorkshire: North Yorkshire County Council: Today I  had a reply from North Yorkshire County Council Trading Standards. In the letter I’m assuming that ‘other authorities‘  includes other Trading Standards offices […]

Quick TS/Chiro Update ..

August 26, 2009

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Reply from North Yorkshire TS:   They will investigate the claims by the  chiro in Harrogate – So that’s another positive response – Even if it’s been assigned to a TS officer who is on holiday for another 10 days ! The complaint returned by York City TS has been accepted by Consumer Direct.  They […]

York City TS

August 22, 2009

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Another reply and yet another different course of action from TS ! York City TS have returned my original letter (but retained a copy) and say I should enter my complaint in the first instance through Consumer Direct. ” …Consumer Direct will ensure that if your complaint or enquiry relates to any of the matters […]