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Cannabis: Medical Treatments

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 257698, tabled on 23 May 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his oral contribution of 8 April 2019, Official Report, column 36, what the timetable is for making available a public register of specialist clinicians who can prescribe cannabis-based medicines.

Answered on

5 June 2019

The law provides that specialist clinicians on the General Medical Council’s ‘Specialist Register’ can prescribe cannabis-based products for medicinal use, where clinically appropriate and in the best interest of patients.

A general practitioner (GP) may make a referral to a specialist clinician on the General Medical Council’s ‘Specialist Register’ once the patient reaches the appropriate point in their treatment pathway.

A list of Registered Medical Practitioners, including specialist clinicians, is available at the following link:

https://www.gmc-uk.org/registration-and-licensing/the-medical-register

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