Tag: NHS


Campaigners Call for More Rare Epilepsy Patients to Be Given Cannabis Oil Drug


A cross-party group of MPs has written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock demanding action. Health Secretary Matt Hancock was tonight urged to tear up red tape campaigners say is hampering prescriptions of medical cannabis for children with rare epilepsy. There have been no new NHS prescriptions for full-extract cannabis oil since the medicinal use of the drug was legalised more than 18 months ago, it emerged this month. Experts say strict guidelines make it difficult…


Parents’ NHS Cannabis Fight for Toddler Who Suffers 100 Epilepsy Seizures a Day


Two-year-old Charlie Hughes has a rare condition that causes severe seizures that seven different NHS treatments have failed to treat – but medicinal cannabis have halved his daily fits. The parents of a toddler with life-threatening epilepsy are fighting a landmark legal battle so he can be given medicinal cannabis on the NHS. Two-year-old Charlie Hughes has West syndrome, a rare condition that causes up to 100 spasms a day. He has tried seven different…