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|8 May 2019, 1:57 p.m.||Cannabis: Medical Treatments||Sir Mike Penning|
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for the process evaluation being undertaken by the NHS on prescribing cannabis-based products for medical use; and if he will he make a statement.
Answer (Seema Kennedy)
NHS England has been asked to provide an interim report to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care by the end of May 2019. The review will be clinically led by the NHS England and NHS Improvement Medical Director and Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, drawing on further specialist support as required.
NHS England will work with patient groups and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Cannabis under Prescription to identify a sample of patients that have been seeking to access cannabis-based products for medicinal use through the National Health Service. Case reviews will involve interviews with relevant individuals who are involved in the decision to prescribe cannabis-based products for medicinal use, including patients, carers and relevant trust staff.