Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Gaviiformes Dixonii

Back in February I toyed with the idea of posting on some of the more lunatic personalities in Britain but the idea has sort of been on hold till now. I think I'll rectify that now and start with one of our own profession.
Michael Dixon, GMC 2496151
Dr Dixon practices as a GP at Cullompton in Devon. Among other things he chairs the NHS Alliance, and the College of Medicine. Superficially, to the uneducated these might seem like highly respectable positions in highly respectable organisations, indeed the College of Medicine has as it's president Sir Graeme Catto, past president of the GMC.

However closer inspection is more enlightening. The so called College of Medicine is a successor to the Foundation for Integrated Health of which Dixon was also a director. It's principal function is to promote all forms of complementary medicine and have woo in all it's forms available on the NHS. The NHS Alliance is a group gathering together people who approve of and have worked hard to implement the distrusted NHS reforms. You know, arselickers.

In his own practice premises Dr Dixon provides the whole range of pseudo scientific claptrap, homeopathy, chiropractic, waving of hands around and calling it healing, and some relatively unknown new varieties of bollocks such as "frequencies of brilliance."

GMC good practice guide states at paragraph 3(c) "you must provide effective treatments based on the best available evidence" There can be no doubt at all that Dr Dixon is flagrantly and consistently in breach of this requirement, so how come the GMC doesn't take an interest? Far be it from me to suggest that having friends like Catto, Hunt and Prince Charles makes him pretty much invulnerable, but it obviously doesn't do him any harm.


  1. Dr Dixon also likes appearing on radio. I turned on the Today programme not long ago only to hear Dr Dixon being introduced as the chairman of NHS Alliance who "represent most GPs"!! I don't usually make complaints to the Today programme, but I sure made an exception for that one!

    I contradicted the assertion that NHS Alliance represents most GPs and suggested that it was surprising that Dr Dixon did not contradict that statement. I do wish the Beeb would do their homework sometimes.

  2. All The Black Cats in The Witching Community have been scratching our heads for some time about Sir Graeme Catto's association with the Woo Woo Wibblers. It doesn't make sense to us at all. But we are only Black Cats, a lowly form of life and we accept our brains may be as thick as mince. We are sure Sir Graeme has a brain that is infinitely brighter than ours.

    Perhaps Sir Graeme Catto as ex-president of the GMC would like to enlighten us as to whether he is giving us all the green light of brilliant frequency that it is OK to be revalidated in the practice of Woo. The Witch doctor would sure like to know since she has many spells that come under that category that could turn her into a very rich witch if the GMC approved. Indeed so illuminating are her spells that it is likely they will easily eclipse the practice of "Frequencies of Brilliance."