United Kingdom

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Fri
29
Nov

NHS staff fear ‘big tech’ firms analysing patient data

NHS staff are uncomfortable with multinational ‘big tech’ companies analysing anonymised patient data, according to a new survey.

A YouGov poll of 1,027 healthcare professionals, commissioned by Sensyne Health, found that 81% support analysing patient data to enable quicker diagnosis and more effective treatments while 71% believe this analysis can help solve some of the greatest healthcare challenges in the UK, such as cardiovascular disease.

Thu
21
Nov

Why medical cannabis isn't working in the UK

It's been a full year since the UK legalised medical cannabis, but you'd be forgiven for forgetting it ever happened. As of September, 2019, a grand total of 18 NHS prescriptions for unlicensed cannabis medicines had been issued. Even Billy Caldwell – the 14-year-old with severe epilepsy whose plight triggered reform in the UK – has so far been denied NHS treatment.

Tue
19
Nov

UK patient advocacy group launched to help access medical cannabis

A new patient advocacy organisation focussed on support and care for patients considering cannabis for medicinal use has been launched.

The group is chaired by former Health Minster and Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing and Queens Nursing Institute, Ann Keen RN, who is launching the nurses arm to begin working towards helping patients access medical cannabis and towards care in the regulated medical cannabis framework in the UK.

Fri
15
Nov

Britons who legally smoke cannabis in the US 'risk being deported'

A legal expert at an international immigration firm has warned British tourists and employees that if they smoke marijuana in the US, even in states where it has been legalised, they risk being barred from the country for life.

UK visitors can still be arrested and deported from the US even if they consume cannabis in states such as California and Colorado, where the drug is legal, said Charlotte Slocombe, a senior partner at Fragomen in London.

Thu
14
Nov

Millions of Brits using street cannabis to treat chronic health conditions

A new poll conducted by the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis and CPASS by YouGov has shown the full extent of illicit cannabis use in the UK.

The poll has revealed that 1.4 million Brits are using ‘street cannabis’ to treat chronic health conditions.

The largest ever polling sample to date, it reveals that the incidence of use of using cannabis to treat chronic health conditions amongst the general population is much higher than previously understood and may therefore be closer to 1.4 million users in Britain (2.8% of the adult population).

Wed
13
Nov

This is what you can – and can't – take medical cannabis for in the UK

A year after cannabis-based medicinal products were legalised for prescription in England, Wales and Scotland, new guidelines have been issued about how – and for what – they should be prescribed.

Wed
13
Nov

U.K. green lights cannabis-based treatment for epilepsy and multiple sclerosis

Relief is on the way for epilepsy and multiple sclerosis (M.S.) sufferers in the U.K., but others aren’t so lucky.

The country’s National Health Service (NHS) reports that it has approved the use of cannabis-based medications for the first time: Epidyolex for the treatment of two rare types of epilepsy, and a muscle-relaxing spray called Sativex for patients with M.S.

Fri
08
Nov

Thousands of UK patients will be given cannabis in groundbreaking study

The UK’s first large-scale cannabis study and biggest marijuana health investigation in European history has been announced, raising hopes that many of the country’s health professionals will finally be swayed on the efficacy of the drug for use in treating seven different health conditions.

Wed
06
Nov

D-Day looms for U.K. CBD as regulators prepare to strike

The clouds are gathering over the CBD bandwagon in U.K. amid concerns of a regulatory crackdown – and a widening industry rift.

Two senior CBD figures U.K. – one a leading lawyer and the second, the head of powerful membership group – have sounded the alarm. Both say the U.K Foods Standards Agency (FSA) is set to start enforcement action on CBD products and business as it pushes for adherence to the European Union’s Novel Food regulations.

But, a widening rift over Novel Foods, could see the CBD industry embroiled in a lengthy, multi-million pound court battle.

Tue
05
Nov

London calling: Mayor backs re-examining U.K. cannabis laws to reduce violent crime

The Mayor of London is calling for a review of U.K. cannabis prohibition, which he believes to be instrumental in the link between violent crime and drugs.

Although Sadiq Khan has previously opposed loosening the country’s drug laws, he said it is time for U.K. legislators to participate in an “evidence-based” discussion about prohibition, legalization and policing as the city struggles with knife-related assaults and stabbings.

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