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BCA's response to two week GP waiting time published today

BCA’s response to two week GP waiting time published today

A poll of UK doctors conducted by Pulse, a GP magazine, has found that the average waiting time is now almost 15 days. First Contact Practitioners (FCPs) such as chiropractors could play a crucial role in reducing this wait, with MSK problems accounting for 1 in 8 GPs appointments. Catherine Quinn, President of the British […]

BCA members support Vendée Globe competitor

BCA members support Vendée Globe competitor

BCA Members Linn Erixon-Sahlstrom and Shelley Davies are proud to be supporting the world-class endurance athlete and pro ocean racer, Pip Hare, as she takes on the Vendée Globe 2020 challenge. Poole-based Pip is currently preparing for the Vendée Globe around-the-world race, which is undoubtedly one of the toughest sporting challenges out there, often referred to as ‘the […]

First Contact Practitioners - chiropractors relieving pressure on NHS in new role 

First Contact Practitioners – chiropractors relieving pressure on NHS in new role 

We’re all aware of the immense pressure on the NHS, particularly in primary care. Recently, think tank, The Nuffield Trust produced figures for the BBC which show the first sustained drop in GP numbers for 50 years. Musculoskeletal (MSK) problems are addressed in 1 in 8 GP appointments, and an estimated 29% of the UK population live with […]

New chiropractic programme in development

New chiropractic programme in development

The University of Central Lancashire has released a statement, outlining their intention to offer a Chiropractic programme, they said: “The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is working alongside the Society for Promoting Chiropractic Education (SPCE) to develop a new Integrated Chiropractic Masters degree programme. At this stage, the proposed programme is in development and subject […]

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VW Reveals UK’S £21 Billion ‘Builder’s Back’ Bill

•    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles reveals 70% of van drivers suffer from back pain •    Van drivers take an average of three weeks off work a year due to ‘Builder’s Back’ •    Downtime caused by bad backs costs UK economy an estimated £21 billion per year* •    Brand partners with British Chiropractic Association (BCA) to reveal […]

Spring into spring!

Spring into spring!

Spring brings a whole raft of garden tasks; time to tidy up, start planting and get ready for the year ahead. Our bodies are very well adapted to a variety of tasks and it’s great to be out in the fresh air getting exercise, but it is sensible to follow some simple advice points. Clothes […]

BCA completes management team with CEO appointment

BCA completes management team with CEO appointment

The British Chiropractic Association has appointed Tom Mullarkey MBE, as its new Chief Executive Officer.  The move completes the core leadership team, now poised to deliver the new corporate strategy alongside the Association’s elected Board of Directors. Mr Mullarkey brings extensive leadership experience to the Association.  Following a varied career in the Army, he played […]