Cannabis: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 31st January 2020.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were able to access medicinal cannabis on the NHS in each month in 2019.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The NHS Business Services Authority does not hold information on the number of patients able to access medicinal cannabis on the National Health Service, and therefore this information is not held centrally.

I refer the hon Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Inverclyde (Ronnie Cowan MP) on 23 January 2020 to Question 3830, which provides data on the number of cannabis-based medicines prescribed on an NHS prescription, dispensed in the community and submitted to the NHS Business Services Authority for reimbursement between January and October 2019 (October 2019 was the most recent dispensing data held at the time of production held the time of answering the question).

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