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, what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department with NHS Trusts on implementing adequate measures to ensure access to medical cannabis for patients.

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

Officials in the Department have worked with colleagues in NHS England, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, the Home Office and individual National Health Service trusts, as necessary, to ensure that individual patients can access cannabis-based medicinal products where specialist doctors have decided this would be clinically beneficial.

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