Sapphire Medical Clinics announces the launch of its patient-focused educational service within the SapphireInstitute for Medical Cannabis Educational. It is the group’s CPD accredited training platform for healthcare workers.

Multi-award-winning Sapphire Medical Clinics registered the UK’s first Care Quality Commission CQC and Healthcare Improvement Scotland HIS clinics.

Sapphire today announced the expansion and creation of educational resources for patients following the CPD-certified Sapphire Institute for Medical Cannabis platform’s 2020 launch.

Sapphire states that the service will be available to patients and carers for those suffering from chronic conditions such anxiety, pain, or other symptoms. The guide will provide information about medical cannabis and include common misconceptions, video tutorials, Q&A videos and a blog with questions and answers.

Sapphire Medical Clinics Head for Research and Access, Dr Simon Erridge said about the launch: “At Sapphire Medical we know that patients and carers may still have questions about medical cannabis. We also understand that it has legal status and can access it safely. What conditions it can treat and how much it costs.

“This is the first step in a series of free education centres for patients interested in finding out more.

“We include patients in our service, processes and education centres and look forward for more patient learning.”

PLEA (Patient Led Engagement for Access), has welcomed the announcement. Lucy Stafford, PLEA Advocacy Director and Sapphire Clinics Medical Cannabis Patient, stated that she was pleased by the announcement.

“Medical Cannabis can be used to treat a wide range of conditions. Patients however need accurate and up-to date information. The Patient Education Centre was developed and designed by PLEA’s Patient Working Group.