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FOI Ref: 0002FOI1920

5th April 2019 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information

We are pleased to respond to your request for information and our response is set out below:

Request/ Response

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act.   

I have two requests that are as follows:  

  • Please state the unlicensed cannabis based medical products you have approved for prescription by consultants (on the General Medical Council’s specialist register), in your Care Commissioning Group’s area on an NHS prescription to their patients. ('Unlicensed' refers to the medicine not having received Market Approval in the UK by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and it not being listed in Schedule 4 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001).  

The CCG would not approve any unlicensed cannabis based products for prescription by consultants - this would be done by the consultants employing organisations.

  • Please state the number of prescriptions that have been issued for the following cannabis based medical products since 01/11/2018:  

- Nabiximols (Sativex). Product code: PL 18024/0009. 

- Cannabidiol (Epidiolex). Product code: N/A.   

This information can be found on Open Prescribing https://openprescribing.net/

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

722 Prince of Wales Road
S9 4EU

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