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Working as a medical cannabis clinician in the UK: finding insurance

At The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society, we’re dedicated to providing straightforward guidance, information and support for clinicians wishing to prescribe medical cannabis.  Doctors often come to us with questions about their professional indemnity and insurance coverage, with some insurers not including medical cannabis treatments in their packages. In England, doctors working for NHS trusts and […]

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Society publishes updated guidelines: Recommendations and Guidance on Medical Cannabis under Prescription 2020

  The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society has today re-issued a newly updated version of Recommendations and Guidance on Medical Cannabis under Prescription. Our guidelines set out the facts about medical cannabis treatments – history, evidence and prescribing information. In conjunction with the Society’s recently published Roadmap for UK Doctors – a step by step guide […]

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First Society & Drug Science roadshow hits Birmingham

The first MCCS and Drug Science roadshow took place in Birmingham on 27 February 2020. Dr Leon Barron, Dr Elie Okirie, David Badcock (Drug Science) Hannah Deacon hosted the event which was attended by clinicians, medical students and those on placements, professionals from the pharmaceutical industry and other sector organisations. Over 50 attendees joined us […]

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MCCS & Drug Science announce UK-wide roadshows for 2020

The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society and Drug Science are on tour from February 2020, bringing medical cannabis education and practical guidance to audiences across the UK. Clinicians, medical students, scientists, researchers, professionals and patients curious about medical cannabis and the current state of prescribing, evidence and availability in the UK are welcome to join us […]

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A new roadmap for UK doctors to become medical cannabis prescribers

For the first time in the UK, the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society has today published an independent step-by-step guide to becoming a medical cannabis prescriber. Available at www.ukmccs.org/prescribing, the Society’s expert committee brought together information from the Government, the NHS, NICE, Royal Colleges, licensed producers of medical cannabis products and training providers into one place […]

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Doctors pledge to become medical cannabis prescribers at MCCS conference

This week (Wednesday 13 November) we proudly bought together leading Medical Cannabis experts and healthcare professionals to our conference, ‘Medical Cannabis in Practice: Prescribing, practicalities and the patient experience’. During the event, doctors pledged to become medical cannabis prescribers, to access education and explore and contribute to the evidence base for medical cannabis treatments at […]

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Hilary Latham – my cancer journey with medical cannabis

Hilary Latham from York uses medical cannabis treatment as part of her cancer treatment. Here, she tells her story. In September 2009 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. One mastectomy later I was told the operation had been a success. I was one of the lucky ones… or so I thought. Ten years later, in […]

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Hannah Deacon – fighting for access to medical cannabis 

Hannah Deacon, Executive Director, whose son, Alfie Dingley was the first patient in the UK to receive a permanent cannabis licence, tells her story. When Alfie was born, he spent the first four months of his life in hospital, lived on and off life support and experienced his first seizure at just eight months old. […]

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New Speakers Announced: Prescribing, Practicalities & The Patient Experience

Join the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society at this exciting conference for clinicians interested in becoming prescribers and for sector professionals and others interested in the growth of access and the reality of medical cannabis in the UK today. At Medical Cannabis in Practice: Prescribing, practicalities and the patient experience, you’ll learn from those at the heart […]

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Join The MCCS at the Hemp & CBD Expo This Saturday

Chair Prof Mike Barnes, Vice-Chair, Dr Dani Gordon & Committee Member, GP Dr Leon Barron join Dr Christian Jessen & Dr Callie Seaman on The Medical Panel this weekend. On Saturday 14 September from 12:45pm, the panel will take to the Business Pro Stage to explore medical cannabis in the UK today. Find out more […]

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