The random thoughts of a sceptical activist

Monthly Archives: August 2009

I see, it’s not who you are…

In a comment on my last blog post, I mentioned that the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) had appointed two more chiropractors to their Investigation Committee (IC): Aaron Coode and Amanda Jones-Harris. Both work at the Anglo European College of Chiropractic (just how did they ever get a .ac.uk domain?) and both are members of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA).

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Now, what was that Section 60 Order all about again?

Remember the General Chiropractic Council’s Section 60 Order application to the Privy Council?

The reply I got from the GCC, when I asked what it was all about, wasn’t exactly forthcoming about the nature of the changes, despite it being somewhat wordy.

But we know now.

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Move to WordPress complete

It looks like everything has gone smoothly in the move from Blogspot to WordPress – if you know differently, please let me know!

However, I reserve the right to continually tweak the theme and anything else I feel needs tweaked…

Note that bookmarks to my old Blogspot posts won’t work, so you’ll need to update your bookmarks to my new blog.

Also, the old RSS feeds don’t apply to the new blog, so you’ll need to delete the old ones and subscribe to the new feeds.

If anyone comes across any problems, please let me know at zeno {at} zenosblog [dot] com.

A claim or not a claim: that is the question

Yet more Adventures in nonsense from Simon; this time about the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) trying to persuade Trading Standards that chiropractic is effective for some conditions, whilst not actually claiming that chiropractic is effective for some conditions.

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Regulating nonsense

David Colquhoun’s frustration — and indeed anger — is palpable. And understandably so.

He brilliantly covered Monday’s announcement by the Department of Health (DoH) of their consultation into the regulation of “acupuncture, herbal medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and other traditional medicine systems”.

This consultation is the DoH’s response to the infamous Pittilo Report, which saw the light of day just over a year ago.

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