NHS pain specialists put up notices telling patients not to bother asking for medical cannabis

NHS pain specialists are putting up notices in their clinics telling patients not to bother asking for medical cannabis. The move has been made presumably in an attempt to spare specialists the embarrassment of having to explain their actions to their patients face-to-face. One such notice photographed and passed on to the UKCSC reads: “Following […]

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‘Law change is meaningless’ says mother of epileptic child denied cannabis medicine

Families of children with epilepsy say they have been denied prescriptions for medicinal cannabis despite the law change on 1 November that ostensibly made it prescribable by specialist doctors. As we have reported, the guidelines specialist doctors have been issue throw up a significant number of hoops and barriers to prescription. Yet it was reported […]

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Guidelines on prescribing cannabis products throw up range of barriers and hoops

With “cannabis-based” medicine becoming legal for specialist doctors to prescribe from 1 November, the Department for Health and Social Care has issued guidelines for specialists to follow. These products can now be prescribed “medicinally where there is an unmet clinical need” by specialists, ie clinicians listed on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council. […]

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