Sapphire Access Scheme expands to offer more patients reduced costs

Sapphire Access Scheme expands to offer more patients reduced costs
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Sapphire Clinics is offering 2,000 more patients the ability to access medical cannabis treatment at reduced costs. Sapphire Clinics has announced the expansion of its award-winning access scheme, allowing more patients to contribute to the UK Medical Cannabis Registry. The Sapphire Access Scheme, which launched in June 2020, offers discounted prices on consultation and prescription fees and is now open to additional 2,000 eligible patients. Medical cannabis can be prescribed in the UK when deemed appropriate by specialist doctors where other treatment options have not provided adequate symptom relief.  The UK Medical Cannabis Registry captures clinical outcomes and adverse events on all patients who are part of the scheme. In recognition of their contributions, patients gain additional insight into health tracking as well as significantly reduced appointment costs for the duration of their care. Patients can now view their clinical outcome data in real time through the newly launched Sapphire Clinics webapp, allowing real time monitoring of their treatment. To date, analysis from the registry has resulted in seven international peer-reviewed publications and 26 research abstracts presented at national and international medical research conferences. Last year, the scheme was presented the ‘Bringing Treatment to the Masses’ award for the dedication to improving medical cannabis access.  Dr Simon Erridge, head of research and access at Sapphire Clinics, commented: “We are pleased to be able to continue to extend the reduction in costs to access care as the research conducted at the clinics would not be possible without the support of the patients who participate. “The work that we have published to date at Sapphire Medical Clinics ensures that the UK is leading the way with medical cannabis research and will be an important step in ensuring widened access for appropriate patients both in this country and internationally.” Who is eligible for…

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