Simon Singh‘s case again the British Chiropractic Association is already having ripple effects in the pseudoscientific world:
McTimoney Chiropractic Association is warning its members that they could be under special scrutiny:
- If you have a website, take it down NOW.
- REMOVE all the blue MCA patient information leaflets, or any patient information leaflets of your own that state you treat whiplash, colic or other childhood problems in your clinic or at any other site where they might be displayed with your contact details on them. DO NOT USE them until further notice. The MCA are working on an interim replacement leaflet which will be sent to you shortly.
- If you use business cards or other stationery using the ‘doctor’ title and it does not clearly state that you are a doctor of chiropractic or that you are not a registered medical practitioner, STOP USING THEM immediately.
- Be wary of ‘mystery shopper’ phone calls and ‘drop ins’ to your practice, especially if they start asking about your care of children, or whiplash, or your evidence base for practice.
What is the MCA worried about? Perhaps that chiropractic treatments for problems aren’t based in sound science.
And while the member groups’ websites may have changed, the archived versions are somewhere on the Intertubes…
The chiropractors are just digging their own graves here.