Following the legalization of medical cannabis prescription by specialized clinicians in November 2018, the United Kingdom has witnessed a significant surge in prescriptions and the establishment of specialized clinics offering expertise in medicinal cannabis. In fact, the number of active medical cannabis users in the UK, which stood at under 250 by the end of 2019, is projected to surpass 500,000 by 2024.
Among these specialized clinics, the Birmingham Cannabis Clinic, affiliated with The Vesey Private Hospital, operates under the regulation of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to provide medicinal cannabis for various conditions such as Anxiety, PTSD, Dermatological Conditions, Chronic Pain, and Epilepsy, provided that conventional treatments have been explored.
To ensure a seamless process, patients have the option to schedule a free eligibility appointment with a general practitioner, either in person or via video conference, to assess the suitability of medicinal cannabis for their specific needs.
The clinic’s team conducts a comprehensive review of the patient’s medical history, and if it is deemed appropriate, the patient is invited to the clinic for a consultation with our Consultant to discuss treatment plans. In the event that medicinal cannabis is not deemed suitable, our GPs explore alternative medical treatments to ensure comprehensive care for all patients.
With a holistic approach to health and well-being, the clinic offers a unique patient journey that involves both a general practitioner and a consultant examining patient eligibility for treatment. Additionally, they provide well-being sessions within the hospital, including yoga, massage, and mindfulness, further enhancing the patient experience.
The clinic actively contributes its clinical data to the UK Cannabis register for audit and governance purposes, contributing to the advancement of medicinal cannabis usage in the country.
Crucially, a network of support personnel is available to assist patients, offering guidance and support to maximize the benefits of prescribed treatments and address any challenges or concerns that may arise during the course of treatment.
Ben Royal, the Registered Manager, expressed, “When we established The Vesey Private Hospital, our vision was to provide exceptional care and cutting-edge treatments that are more cost-effective and accessible than traditional private healthcare. We are proud to offer the West Midlands population access to face-to-face consultations with experts in the rapidly growing field of Medicinal Cannabis. This enables in-depth discussions on the risks and benefits associated with the treatment.”
Patients interested in this service can make inquiries via telephone at 0121 387 3727, email at [email protected], or by booking a free GP eligibility consultation through the provided link and selecting GP services.
The Birmingham Cannabis Clinic stands as a premier facility, dedicated to providing comprehensive care and expert guidance in the field of medicinal cannabis to the population of West Midlands.