The Chiropractor Network comprises nearly 300 chiropractors who have helped to establish this website and appointment booking service for the purpose of:
- Explaining the benefits of chiropractic to prospective patients; and
- Providing a free help-line service to answer the many questions patients may have about chiropractors and how to make the most of a chiropractic appointment.
Crucially the Chiropractor Network is funded by its members so that there is no charge to patients for using the service. All charges are absorbed into the standard consultation rates charged by the practice, and all patients booking through the Chiropractor Network have guaranteed that the consultation fees they pay will be the same or lower than patients referred from any other source such as by their local GP.
All of the chiropractor practices registered with the Chiropractor Network are qualified to practise in the UK and are also registered with the General Chiropractoric Council (GCC) which supervises all UK chiropractors. In addition to satisfying all the educational and regulatory requirements of the GCC, the Chiropractor Network has its own more stringent admission criteria for clinics wishing to participate in the Network. All chiropractors must have at least 5 years experience in practice (although 90% have more than 10 years experience) and be recognised by most major health insurance providers.
In addition to vetting all the chiropractors joining the Chiropractor Network, the Network coordinator, Karen Houston, is responsible for obtaining feedback from the many thousands of patients who use the chiropractor service to book their chiropractor appointments each year. We proactively seek feedback from patients and use it to guide recommendations to patients – and also to prune the membership if a chiropractor is receiving less than overwhelming positive feedback. Although most feedback is positive Karen continuously evaluate all chiropractors and de-list any that have not got an excellent feedback score. Of course, there is a full money-back guarantee provided by the Chiropractor Network.
The telephone advisors who answer patient calls have all been trained to be able to give general advice to patients – although in most cases they will recommend that you seek a personal consultation with a chiropractor if required. More importantly, they acquire a deep knowledge of the way in which chiropractic is practiced in each local area, enabling the Network telephone advisors to recommend particular chiropractors in an area for treatment of different kinds of conditions. For example, patients looking for treatment for chronic neck pain will be advised about the way in which a chiropractor will generally treat this condition as well as advised about which chiropractors specialise in this condition and base a substantial part of their practice on treating this specific condition. Patients can then decide whether to see a generalist nearby or travel a little further to see a specialist.
The best way to find out about the Chiropractor Network is to call our friendly team of advisors and ask your questions; they are here to help.