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CHRE annual report: Regulation meets Quackery.

July 1, 2011


The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence have recently published their 2010/2011 annual report Volume II covers the performance reviews of the 9 healthcare regulators who come under their remit. Volume II can be found here  Or the PDF is here: This document contains lots of  detail on issues surrounding health care regulation, many […]

Correcting Subluxations

April 27, 2011


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]