Cannabis: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th January 2019.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Conservative, Hemel Hempstead

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS prescriptons have been issued for patients to use medical cannabis since 1 November 2018.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Conservative, Hemel Hempstead

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS prescriptions have been honoured at a pharmacy for patients to use medical cannabis since 1 November 2018.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Conservative, Hemel Hempstead

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) prescriptions issued and (b) patients that use medical cannabis in the next 12 months.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS England has set up systems to monitor the prescribing of cannabis-based products for medicinal use via the NHS Business Services Authority and NHS England Controlled Drugs Accountable Officers. We expect the first data to be available by the end of March 2019.

The Department has made no estimate of future demand for medicinal cannabis over the next 12 months.

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