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Introducing PLEA: the patient run medical cannabis advocacy group

Introducing PLEA: the patient run medical cannabis advocacy group

Founded by a team of patient advocates with experience in the medical cannabis sector, PLEA has been set up to accelerate the integration of...
First medical cannabis patient to receive funding for one year

First medical cannabis patient to receive funding for one year

Sapphire Medical Foundation has announced its first patient has secured medicine funding for one year. Two years following the rescheduling of cannabis-based medicinal products in...
A deep dive into Drug Science’s Project Twenty21

A deep dive into Drug Science’s Project Twenty21

Clinical Director Dr Chloe Sakal and Project Director Amelia Middlemiss give an update on the progress of Drug Science’s groundbreakingly ambitious Project Twenty21 programme. On...
Court hearing to decide if NHS will cover cost of cannabis medication

Court hearing to decide if NHS will cover cost of cannabis medication

A landmark court hearing is set to decide whether the NHS should cover the cost of a patient’s cannabis medicine. Charlotte Caldwell, whose son Billy...
‘A national disgrace’: call to improve medical cannabis access in the UK

‘A national disgrace’: call to improve medical cannabis access in the UK

A campaigner has urged the UK government to improve access to medical cannabis prescriptions as restrictive guidance from NICE and the BPNA has meant...
Infection control: ensuring addiction centres are safe during COVID-19

Infection control: ensuring addiction centres are safe during COVID-19

The UK Addiction Treatment Group has been implementing strict infection control measures to ensure people needing to use its rehabilitation centres can receive the...
Horizon Europe to boost health innovation for vulnerable populations

Horizon Europe to boost health innovation for vulnerable populations

A budget €100bn is being proposed for Horizon Europe, with funds allocated for health support for vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, very young,...
UN gives recommendations on mental health support following COVID-19

UN gives recommendations on mental health support following COVID-19

COVID-19 is a physical health crisis that is straining healthcare systems across the globe, however, it is also having a severe impact on mental...
COVID-19 lockdown could lead to a surge of addiction relapses

COVID-19 lockdown could lead to a surge of addiction relapses

Experts warn that the COVID-19 lockdown could lead to a surge of alcohol and drug addiction relapses. The UK’s leading addiction treatment provider has warned...
UK faces worsening health inequalities due to COVID-19 response

UK faces worsening health inequalities due to COVID-19 response

A new report has highlighted how choices made by NHS hospitals in response to COVID-19 have meant that disadvantaged and marginalised people in the...
Medical cannabis advocates join forces to improve patient access

Medical cannabis advocates join forces to improve patient access

Today marks the launch of PLEA: Patient Led Engagement for Access – a new medical cannabis patient advocacy service in the UK. Despite a 2018...
Managing diabetes with telehealth during COVID-19 pandemic

Managing diabetes with telehealth during COVID-19 pandemic

Telehealth is offering a solution for managing diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients living with diabetes are in the ‘high risk’ category for contracting coronavirus,...

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