Whiplash Survey

Posted 11th October 2011

On behalf of Professor Kim Burton and Dr Nick Kendall

We are conducting a survey among clinicians who provide medical reports, the findings of which we intend to use to examine the current issues surround whiplash diagnosis and treatment. The debate surrounding the “whiplash culture” has brought into question the integrity of what we do as a profession.

On behalf of Professor Kim Burton and Dr Nick Kendall

We are conducting a survey among clinicians who provide medical reports, the findings of which we intend to use to examine the current issues surround whiplash diagnosis and treatment. The debate surrounding the “whiplash culture” has brought into question the integrity of what we do as a profession. A seminar on 2nd of November is going to examine all the issues surrounding the debate and we hope that you will either want to attend or contribute by completing this survey. Full details are available by clicking this link www.gunpowdermedia.co.uk/whiplash2011. A background to the survey also sets the landscape as to why this survey is crucial if we are to tackle the problem. A copy of the report will be made available to anyone who completes the survey – your name will not be made public.

Thank-you in advance for your co-operation.

Professors Kim Burton and Dr Nick Kendall

Background to the survey

New figures released by the Department of Work and Pensions show that the volume of whiplash claims has shot up by a third over the past three years.This is equal to 1600 new whiplash claims a day and a 10% increase on the previous years figure of 518,563.

Fake claims and fraudsters are the single biggest factor in causing insurance premiums to rise and as such the government has decided to tackle what it describes as the “personal injury cash cow”

To access the survery please click on this link - WHIPLASH SURVEY

The contribution of the medical profession in tackling the whiplash culture is crucial and we would therefore ask for your opinion on the problems and suggested solutions to the issue. A report will be made available to everyone who completes the survey.

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