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General Discussion / Re: Is it correct for a Chiropractor to style themself as "Dr" ??
« Last post by DORIAN on November 19, 2019, 08:33:50 AM »
i work with many agronomists who have gained their PHD in their field, and can use "Dr" whenever it suits, but do not except when the need arises
General Discussion / Re: Is it correct for a Chiropractor to style themself as "Dr" ??
« Last post by Damnit on November 19, 2019, 06:43:50 AM »
Not sure how this works within English law, but I think anyone who uses a title to bolster their professional profile that could be misconstrood by the public into thinking they are more qualified than they actually are when considering using their service is wrong.
I should think when emailing etc about unrelated business the Doctor title is totally irrelevant & is only being used again to bolster their ego!
A friend of mine who is a very highly qualified chiropracter working for the NHS has letters after her name not before & has never portrayed herself as a Doctor 😀
General Discussion / Is it correct for a Chiropractor to style themself as "Dr" ??
« Last post by baldy on November 18, 2019, 19:25:54 PM »
There is a firm of Chiropractors in Westbury with a well-qualified chiropractor who calls herself a doctor in several ways.

She uses the description of Doctor of Chiropractic.

According to the website linked below, the “Chiropractor” title is protected by law and chiropractors are regulated by statute. The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) is the UK-wide statutory body established by Parliament to regulate the chiropractic profession. CAP (Committee of Advertising Practice) understands that Chiropractors are permitted by the GCC to use the courtesy title “Doctor of Chiropractic”, which is sometimes abbreviated to “DC” or “DoC”


As far as I am aware, in the UK it is only correct to use the title of Dr  (eg. Dr  Roger Penny) if one is actually qualified as a medical doctor or has a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy Degree).

I believe that chiropractic is not recognised as based on science and so is not accepted as mainstream medical treatment by the NHS though it is regarded as an alternative therapy that may help.

So, should this person be using the title of Dr in her name and be writing letters or emails about unrelated business (ie. when not acting as a chiropractor and also not using the courtesy description of Doctor of Chiropractic) and be using the title of Dr instead of Mrs or Ms?
Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Fishing Shop
« Last post by Shizzy on November 17, 2019, 15:16:37 PM »
Often a specialist shop doesn't rely on a shop in a high footfall area, the fact it is specialist it attracts people to it rather than people popping in when passing.  The other feature of specialist shops is that they are a source of information, so whilst you may get an item cheaper online, people are often happy to pay extra because of the benefit of knowledge that the shop owner or its customers have.
Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Fishing Shop
« Last post by baldy on November 16, 2019, 20:19:19 PM »
I think the business will struggle to break even, let alone make any profit. I imagine that everything can be bought on Amazon cheaper and delivered by the next day.

I hope the proprietor has another source of income.

Maybe it might work by being open for 1 or 2 hours just 2 or 3 days a week so that he can earn money elsewhere ... ?
The customers who actually buy the bait for immediate use would learn the opening hours.

There was a fishmongers nearby some years ago which used to be open for only a half of one day a week (Friday or Saturday), which eventually never opened up at all and was simply a place for his deep freezer to store the goods that went into his mobile fishmonger van.  The biggest problem is that Maristow Street is just a shockingly bad location for any retail business with its next to zero footfall ... though correspondingly it does have rock bottom (very cheap) rents.
Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Fishing Shop
« Last post by Debs on November 16, 2019, 18:50:25 PM »
N8ce to see a new business in town.  As i dont fish i wont be using it. Such a shame it wasnt here when both 9f my sons were very keen fishermen. They had me driving all over the place so they could buy their bits and pieces and bait etc
Westbury News & Discussion / Re: New Dentist
« Last post by Debs on November 16, 2019, 18:48:09 PM »
Yes , its been open for a few weeks now
Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Fishing Shop
« Last post by baldy on November 13, 2019, 14:22:06 PM »
I went in yesterday and spoke to the chap there.

He explained that he currently stocks stuff for course fishing especially carp fishing though I saw no rods - just bits of tackle and bait.

He is going to gradually stock game and sea fishing stuff as and when demand becomes apparent.
Westbury News & Discussion / Fishing Shop
« Last post by Shizzy on November 13, 2019, 11:05:08 AM »
A new carp fishing specialist shop open in Maristow Street next to Bowyer's undertakers.
Westbury News & Discussion / New Dentist
« Last post by Shizzy on November 13, 2019, 11:04:23 AM »
See a new dentist is open and occupying the old Kevins Menswear shop.
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