This was in relation to Mr Welsh posting social media content that was inappropriate, in that the posts had the potential to:
- Bring the profession into disrepute; and/or
- Undermine public confidence in the profession; and/or
- Undermine and discredit fellow professionals in the eyes of patients and the public, including by suggesting that they and/or other health professionals are lying; and/or
- Cause alarm amongst members of the public; and/or
- Mislead members of the public in relation to the risks associated with vaccination; and/or
- Undermine the government’s public health programmes in respect of vaccination and other protective/preventative measures, at a time of heightened public anxiety due to the global pandemic; and/or
- Discourage members of the public from seeking advice, treatment or from following government advice in relation to the prevention of Covid-19.
The PCC considered that Mr Welsh’s conduct was sufficiently serious to cross the threshold of seriousness to warrant a finding of unacceptable professional conduct.
The full determination is available at https://www.gcc-uk.org/concerns-about-a-chiropractor/hearings/recent-decisions