Concern as GPs refer kids to chiropractors and osteopaths

A dramatic spike in the number of paediatric referrals to chiropractors and osteopaths is a cause for concern, says a high-profile obstetrician and gynaecologist.

Emeritus Professor Alastair MacLennan says a small but growing number of GPs have been responsible for a 70% increase in paediatric referrals to “non-medical practitioners” over the past five years.