For your participation: The CHRE CON-sults

by Julia Evans on April 18, 2012

The CHRE [Endnote i] posted its consultation on voluntary registers its website on 18th April 2012.  Closing date is 10 July. Available here

Thank you, as ever, to my informant – a member of regx2 group.

If you search LW, for CHRE (see note i) and the ‘Famous Five’ (see note ii), you will find a great deal of the back history. Basically, they are after control of the ‘talking therapies’ practices, training, discipline, and much else so that they can guarantee that your practice is safe.

It is my advice that any representations you make go to your constituency MP, Andrew Lansley MP – the Secretary of State for Health, Paul Burstow MP – (Lib Dem Health) Minister of State for Care Services,  & Andy Burnham MP – Shadow Secretary of State for Health  & maybe the Parliamentary Select Committee for Health (here) whose current chair is Stephen Dorrell MP

Reasons for you to write:

1) The current arrangements work satisfactorily and there is no evidence, the 3 reports are of course non-existent (this is against EU Law but don’t let that worry you because it does not worry the Government), that this is not working.

2) All evidence that the talking therapists are murderers, rapists, and abusive is in the delusional fantasy-life of Parliament who have put this in place, this Government’s ministers and their civil servant advisers.  There is no evidence that, legislation or regulation beyond criminal legislation, is needed. And it gives politicians the glow of being IN CONTROL.

3) There is no evidence that a change in registration procedures will not produce more abusive practice not less. Indeed, I predict that this welter of registration procedures will make it easier to camouflage malicious intent.  And the Government, and other interested parties, have no evidence with which to contradict me.

4)  Registration with the CHRE will automatically make those courtiers and collaborators, the Famous Five, the Government’s preferred supplier of Government (NICE ) defined cures to those who the Government (NICE again) define as sufficiently lacking in wellbeing (The Government’s legal term for happiness – see HPO2001 & note iv) to warrant correction.  But you get a nice, steady income in return for your collaboration and support of the Government’s (as defined by Lord Donaldson when he was Chief Medical Officer) high-risk Health Industry.

5)  Of course, there is conflict and competition and envy and probably, for all I know, hate, between the Government-devised bodies for registration: HPC, CHRE, NICE, Skills for Health, and so on. When they were originally set up the CHRE was supposed to control the HPC and both answer directly into the Privy Council  so are not subject to common law. This means that now the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (see note iv) or (if you are having difficulties with the plot, put it in LW’s search engine at the top of the right hand column) has stopped the Government working directly through the HPC, the HPC and CHRE are fighting for market share – their jobs depend on it.  There is no tactic too low to which they will descend in order to secure their job security and future employment.

6)  Beware the term voluntary registration!  If the ‘Famous Five’ sign up then registration will ensure that jobs, in the market in the provision of care to those without the correct amount of happiness or wellbeing as defined by the Government, will be given to registrants within the ‘Famous Five’.  The rest of us will be locked out.

7)  By the way, all this costs money. The Government thinks that registration fees will foot the bill – and what evidence do they have for this?

So first, the Government discards a system of training, registration and guarantee of practice which has been in place for centuries on no evidence. Next, they invent their own system which they control with top-down Privy Council, power. Then, they make those who volunteer to be their victims pay for it!

And have you heard, at least one politician, whisper (Emperor’s New Clothes) that the system is bare or naked?  Oh no!  They are too busy pretending, in their new clothes, to be the Protectors of those who they define as deficient in Wellbeing or Happiness.

Endnotes:

[i] CHRE = Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence. Its web-site is available here. The home page of its web-site starts thus (Note well that it is answerable to the Government. It is one of the mechanisms of State Control. It is not independent.):

Welcome to CHRE

CHRE will become the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care during 2012

The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence promotes the health and well-being of patients and the public in the regulation of health professionals. We scrutinise and oversee the work of the nine regulatory bodies that set standards for training and conduct of health professionals.

We share good practice and knowledge with the regulatory bodies, conduct research, and introduce new ideas about regulation to the sector. We monitor policy in the UK and Europe and advise the four UK government health departments on issues relating to the regulation of health professionals. We are an independent body accountable to the UK Parliament.

ii) References to CHRE in LW

“It feels like a train crash happening in slow motion…”: One of Tesco’s top 10 shareholders. by Julia Evans on April 4, 2012 or here

Simplification is necessary in research. But it has limitations in providing a grand theory of everything. by Julia Evans on March 3, 2012 or here

It is now officially evidence-based: NHS will have to ration further treatments… by Julia Evans on February 27, 2012 or here

Sadeian power, the UK Government……… & CON-sultations by Julia Evans on February 3, 2012 or here

‘Meno’, Montaigne and the ‘Docta Ignorantia’: Some thoughts and comments on the weak symbolic in the 21st century by Bruce Scott on January 21, 2012 or here

This pace of moral decision-making poses insuperable challenges to several ways of thinking about right and wrong…. Giles Fraser by Julia Evans on January 20, 2012 or here

Trust no one with your money [or health] is the tragic legacy of the crisis by Julia Evans on January 18, 2012 or here

Getting off on old jouissance: Turning away from negative capability. by Bruce Scott on November 12, 2011 or here

The collation of information on Government action continues… by Julia Evans on September 29, 2011 or here

Government action closes existing facilities so contracted-out services can be used (& controlled): case 1 by Julia Evans on September 29, 2011 or here

So who is in bed with whom (part 1)? & further on the Government’s CON-sultation mechanisms by Bruce Scott on September 28, 2011 or here

It seems as though the HPC has died and been reincarnated into the PSA (formerly CHRE), a bit like when Doctor Who dies and comes back in a different form. by Bruce Scott on September 22, 2011 or here

How Government Action goes wrong…. ‘The report says the department pushed ahead without undertaking basic project approval checks, taking decisions before testing the ideas for feasibility.’ by Julia Evans on September 20, 2011 or here

Laing was rattling the cage of an establishment with vested interests who did not like to be questioned or held to account. by Julia Evans on September 6, 2011 or here

Sadeian power in use: By having its hand on Asia’s water tap, China is therefore acquiring tremendous leverage over its neighbours’ behaviour… by Julia Evans on August 31, 2011 or here

An historical look at treatments for human conditions of mental distress – are the same parameters still driving treatments? by Julia Evans on August 24, 2011or here

About regx2 & principles for action by Julia Evans on August 13, 2011 or here

The two laws, limits and position: a new post by Julia Evans on July 10, 2011 or here

Registration and Regulation – an attempt at an update and the Government’s Happiness/Wellbeing Factories reappear by Julia Evans on May 19, 2011 or here

Same old, same old at the HPC: HPC council meeting Thursday 31st March 2011 by Bruce Scott on March 31, 2011 or here

Battle positions : Health and Social Care Bill January 19, 2011 by Julia Evans on February 1, 2011 or here

Book Review :A review of Irving Kirsch, The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth. by Richard House on February 28, 2010. Available here

iii) References to the ‘Famous Five’ in LacanianWorks:

Sadeian power, the UK Government……… & CON-sultations by Julia Evans on February 3, 2012.  See point ix.  Available here

This pace of moral decision-making poses insuperable challenges to several ways of thinking about right and wrong…. Giles Fraser by Julia Evans on January 20, 2012 or available here

Collaborators win: Putting the State Wellbeing Strategy to work….. by Julia Evans on February 8, 2011or available here

Battle positions : Health and Social Care Bill January 19, 2011 by Julia Evans on February 1, 2011 or available here

Psychotherapy is imposed: Psycho-analysis© works: Psychoanalysis operates by Julia Evans on December 15, 2010 or available here

An explanation of Jacques Lacan’s use of cartels in organisational structure by Julia Evans on November 1, 1997 or available here

Note iv) Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Sadeian power, the UK Government……… & CON-sultations by Julia Evans on February 3, 2012 or here

How Government Action goes wrong…. ‘The report says the department pushed ahead without undertaking basic project approval checks, taking decisions before testing the ideas for feasibility.’ by Julia Evans on September 20, 2011 or here

About regx2 & principles for action by Julia Evans on August 13, 2011 or here

Comments on the HPC’s declaration of aims – 31st March, 2011 by Julia Evans on April 11, 2011 or here

Battle positions : Health and Social Care Bill January 19, 2011 by Julia Evans on February 1, 2011 or here http://www.lacanianworks.net/?p=25

Psychotherapy is imposed: Psycho-analysis© works: Psychoanalysis operates by Julia Evans on December 15, 2010 or here

Reply to CON-sultation: Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS White Paper July 2010 by Julia Evans on October 9, 2010 or here

The following also explains about HPO 2001 or the Health Professions Order 2001

Wellbeing & Happiness as used by the UK Government by Julia Evans on May 7, 2007 or here