Sapphire Medical Clinics Launches New Education Service for Patients
Sapphire Medical Clinics, the first specialized medical cannabis clinic in the UK approved to see patients by the Care Quality Commission, has launched another educational platform for patients.
While the clinic’s previous teaching service was primarily aimed at educating professional medics, the new service is designed to help patients and carers of those with chronic conditions to understand how to safely access medical cannabis treatment.
The service includes an overview of medical cannabis, common misconceptions about treatments, Q&A videos, a research blog, and opportunities to ask questions.
“This free patient education centre, which builds on the CPD-certified healthcare professional training available, is the first step for patients who want to find out more,” Dr Simon Erridge, head of research and access at Sapphire Medical Clinics, said in a statement.
“We are constantly involving patients in our service and processes, including this education centre, and look forward to incorporating more learning ideas from patients going forward.”
The announcement was welcomed by the medical cannabis patient group PLEA.
“We welcome this new initiative and the Sapphire Institute’s free education centre for patients,” Lucy Stafford, advocacy director of PLEA and patient at Sapphire Medical Clinics, said in a statement. “Medical cannabis can be considered for a range of conditions, but patients need accurate and up to date information on treatment.”