Principal attends the World Federation Education Meeting held in London in October 2018


Professor Christina Cunliffe, Principal, presenting at the WFC Conference

 


Professor Adrian Hunnisett, Director of Research, presenting at the WFC Conference

ECCE Accreditation 2018

The European Commission on Accreditation (ECCE) has made the following announcement:

“ECCE is delighted to announce the Commission on Accreditation at its meeting on 8 July 2018 decided to accredit the 5 year Full-Time (extended) Masters in Chiropractic [Integrated] and Pathway Programme at McTimoney College of Chiropractic. 

ECCE congratulates the College on its accreditation of both the 4 year full-time and the 5 year full-time (extended) programmes.”

Delivered in Abingdon and Manchester, this accreditation is of particular significance as our 5-year programme is unique in the world, offering the opportunity for mature learners to return to education whilst managing their family and work commitments.

 

Patient Partnership Quality Mark – Awarded by Patients for Quality Care

The College is pleased to announce that it has once again achieved the Patient Partnership Quality Mark for its student clinic awarded by the Royal College of Chiropractors.  Our interns provide the very best of care to the local community, and we are very proud to achieve this recognition which shows that we meet the expectations of patients.

First awarded in 2015, the Patient Partnership Quality Mark (PPQM) is awarded to recognise excellence in terms of meeting patient expectations. Practices are required to demonstrate they meet patient expectations in a wide range of areas.

Successful Practices receive a plaque and, in addition, permission is granted to use the ‘kite mark’ logo on practice correspondence and literature. This provides a clear message to current and prospective patients.

 

Chiropractic Clinic in Central Manchester

Our chiropractic clinic based in central Manchester is located in the St James’ building on Oxford Street in Central Manchester, and is associated with our new chiropractic training facility, the first in the north of England.   Our Chiropractic Interns provide care to the local community at an affordable price as part of their final, supervised Masters year of study.

Chiropractic has been found helpful for managing a wide range of problems, including back ache, neck ache, headaches and joint pain, as well as for rebalancing the whole body and helping individuals optimise their health and wellbeing.

MANCHESTER clinic opening times are:

  • Tuesday 1pm-9pm
  • Wednesday 9am to 9pm
  • Thursday: 1pm to 9pm
  • Friday: 9am to 5pm
FREE 15 minute assessments are available to see whether chiropractic is suitable for your particular problem, so contact us today for more information.

Should you wish to make an appointment or arrange a free spine check for the Manchester clinic please telephone: 

0161 8238180 or email reception@mctimoney-college.ac.uk – please ensure you indicate your preference for the Manchester clinic.

McTimoney College Wins National Quality Award!

Gill Amos collecting the Clinical Management Quality Mark at the Royal College of Chiropractors AGM on behalf of McTimoney College.  We are proud to have held this prestigious award for our community training clinic since 2013.  With the Patient Partnership Quality Mark also awarded to our training clinic, we are confident that we are demonstrating high clinical excellence and meeting patient expectations.

Further details about the Royal College of Chiropractors can be found by clicking here.

Register soon for our next Open Day!

Our next Open Day for the Pathway to HE Certificate in Health and Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro) programmes is being held on 23 August 2018.  Why not come along for a tour of the College and find out more about the programme you are interested in?

Our Open Day dates are as follows:

MChiro and Pathway to HE Certificate in Health

18 October

15 November

13 December

 

 

If you would like to register, please email admissions@mctimoney-college.ac.uk or call 01235 468582.

Chiropractic Clinic Open in Central Manchester

Our Chiropractic Clinic opened in Central Manchester in October 2014 and is located in the St James’ building on Oxford Street, and is associated with our new chiropractic training facility, the first in the north of England.   Our Chiropractic Interns provide care to the local community at an affordable price as part of their final, supervised Masters year of study.

Chiropractic has been found helpful for managing a wide range of problems, including back ache, neck ache, headaches and joint pain, as well as for rebalancing the whole body and helping individuals optimise their health and wellbeing.

MANCHESTER clinic opening times are:

  • Thursday: 1pm to 5pm
  • Friday: 9am to 1pm
Should you wish to make an appointment please telephone: 0161 235 7100, or call for a FREE spine check and a chat to one of our Interns to find out if chiropractic can help.

Qualification & Registration

Under the terms of the UK legislation, individuals will not be able to practise as a Chiropractor unless they are registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC), the Statutory body responsible for regulating chiropractic.  The McTimoney College of Chiropractic has been assessed by the GCC and its qualifications have been formally “recognised” as providing the  necessary skills, knowledge and experience for the safe and competent practice of chiropractic.  Graduates holding recognised qualifications are eligible to apply for registration as a chiropractor.   Applicants should be aware that possession of a recognised qualification is not the only requirement for registration.  Evidence of good health, both mental and physical, and good character are also assessed by the Registrar.  Applicants should therefore declare any health problems and any criminal convictions at interview, so that they may be reviewed by the College staff and appropriate advice given.

The McTimoney College of Chiropractic offers a four year (full time) and a five year (full time extended) Masters in Chiropractic, both of which are recognised by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC).  The four and five year programmes are both accredited by the European Council on Chiropractic Education (ECCE). This means that you have the ability to work in European states that recognise the ECCE and are eligible to sit entry examinations in most accredited areas worldwide. We advise all applicants to check in advance the legal status of any countries or states that may be of interest to them.

Videos

Your future practice?

Watch our students in this series of videos as they share their views and opinions…

Becoming a Chiropractor

Becoming a ChiropractorBecoming a Chiropractor provides a clear picture of what embarking on a career in chiropractic really involves.

This book will provide all the background information you need!

Snippets from the book:

    • “Now the whole family goes to our chiropractor.  A kind of weekly ‘tune up’.  Take it from me, the chiropractic advocate who has absolutely no agenda at all – it’s a remarkable therapy that society really should know much, much more about.”
      Quentin Willson.  British TV presenter and motoring expert
    • “The process of researching and identifying a career that you are most suited to can be a somewhat daunting process, but the rewards of following a career that truly engages you should not be underestimated.”
      Matt Green, Director of Professional Development
    • ‘Becoming a chiropractor is a very personal journey.  Perhaps you have been helped by chiropractic, or maybe a friend or a member of your family has told you about their experiences, and this has got you thinking about whether or not chiropractic is the career for you.  It may be that you are interested in health generally and are exploring a number of different options.  The fact that you are reading this means that you are seriously considering either embarking on a new career, or a change in career, and want to know how to go about it and what the implications might be.
    • This book will provide you with more information about chiropractic, but it also aims to offer you different perspectives that might help you to make your decision. It starts off by telling you a little bit about chiropractic and what chiropractors do, but it will also talk about the patient’s perspective and the things that you can do after you graduate such as work with children, or animals or in sports. It will explain about the application process and looks at the various training options open to you, which include full-time options as well as those specifically designed for people wanting to return to study while they are in work. It also goes into detail about the specifics of the training and describes the student journey.”
      Professor Christina Cunliffe, Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors
    • “As with all high demand careers, chiropractic can surely be seen as a lifestyle choice — a lifestyle that helps people on their pathway to health!  Perhaps at the moment you are sitting at a desk working in an office.  Maybe you enjoy some of what you do at work but are ready for a change.  Possibly you have been made redundant or coming up for early retirement but are not yet ready to give up work altogether.  All in all, the chances are that your current lifestyle no longer suits you.  As a chiropractor at your lifestyle will be very different.  You will almost certainly be self-employed and able to choose how and when you want to practise.  Essentially you will be in control of your own destiny.”
      Valerie Pennacchio, Vice Principal, McTimoney College of Chiropractic
    • “Chiropractic is the best kept secret in health care.  It presents the opportunity to help patients, to make a real difference to people’s lives and to enter a fulfilling and rewarding profession.  Deciding to become a chiropractic student will be one of the biggest decisions you will ever make, and embarking on a career in chiropractic will change your perception of the world and provide you with great opportunities.”
      Peter Dixon, Past Chair, General Chiropractic Council
    • “Chiropractic training is not an easy option.  The programme requires you to be good with your brain and also with your hands.  Throughout the training, you have to be ready to challenge your own ideas about the world and about yourself, and you have to be prepared to work hard to develop your skills.  Support is available however, and all your fellow students are travelling the same road.  A real community develops, in which people quickly learn not only to give help to any fellow student but also, importantly, to ask for help too. My time at college brought me the bonus of new friends – and I am grateful to every one of them for helping me make it such a memorable and priceless journey.  Strength, hard work and determination are a few of the many words to describe what was required to achieve this degree, all of which was made possible by the guidance and support provided by everybody at the College’.
      Mary Young – new graduate

Becoming a Chiropractor” is available to purchase via Amazon.co.uk.