The MCA has been established for over 30 years and in that time its Executive Committee and staff team have built up an unrivalled amount of expertise and experience.
Benefits of Membership
Insurance is a prerequisite of GCC registration. Full membership of the MCA entitles you to take out cover under the MCA's bloc policy for Treatment and Public and Product liability (cover £5 million). This policy is negotiated with Balens to specifically meet the needs of MCA members and offers an extremely high level of cover at a members' discounted rate. The bloc insurance sheme also includes access to a free legal advice line, provided by DAS.
Professional Business Help
Our dedicated staff provide business advice and support. We're here to help you, and our service is second to none. We also offer FREE advice from Michael Bennett, our appointed Financial Expert and have links with other business partners such as Painless Practice and Balens. We can put you in touch with the relevant bodies to provide more detailed information about Data Protection, Performing Music, Advertising, Private Health Insurers and many others.
Benefit from professionally managed national press coverage. The MCA works in partnership with Blue Lizard Marketing to place McTimoney stories in national media such as magazines, newspapers and websites. We aim to produce publicity materials and guidance which will help you promote your practice. You can use the MCA logo and special copyrighted photos.
Protects your interests
The MCA represents your views and interests to not only the General Chiropractic Council and its various Committees such as the Communications Advisory Group and Professional Associations group, but also to the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. The MCA also has representatives within organisations with a wider remit, such as the Parliamentary Group for Integrated and Complementary Health (PGICH), the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA), the British Standards Institute (BSI) and internationally via the International Chiropractors Association (ICA).
Saves you money
The MCA negotiates discounts with suppliers and service providers. At the moment these include - other great benefits for our members. For example MCA members receive:
- Special rates on card acceptance services with Payment Sense, the UK's leading debit and credit card processor
- Marketing Support withYell.com, Yellow Pages and Thompson Directories
- 30% discount with your BUPA Care personal health insurance
- Discount with Brilliant Bins
- Preferential rates with 'Clinic Appointments'
- Discount on purchases made from Atlas Clinical
Keeps you informed
With a monthly mailing, regular email bulletins, the Cheiron magazine and a dedicated Members area to the website, the MCA works hard to send you information which is essential, interesting and sometimes fun!
Provides CPD events run by McTimoney Events
We are committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and the Association gives members substantial discounts off all postgraduate training courses, workshops, seminars, lecture programmes and conferences. Specifically designed to meet the needs of chiropractors, all courses lead to the attainment of certificates which are suitable for your GCC CPD requirements and also insurance obligations.
An awards scheme, in the form of contributions to MCA membership fees and/or CPD costs, to support members suffering extreme financial hardship.
Supports the McTimoney 'family'
The MCA recognises the importance that our members attach to the uniqueness of the McTimoney method and the kinship you feel with other McTimoney chiropractors. We get involved with people at the beginning of their journey as McTimoney chiropractors, whilst they are studying at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic, and throughout their McTimoney journey through the highs and lows of business, to retirement and beyond. We celebrate your successes and provide opportunities such as the AGM and Conference where you can meet socially.