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Request Reference: 8620 Request Date: 03 Jul 2019
Request: Hello, I am an intern at the BBC, working on the Inside Out North West programme. We are doing a piece that is interested in looking at medical cannabis. It would be great if you could send me information on: [1] How many NHS prescriptions, for medical cannabis, have been issued by GPs and hospitals for both England and Wales since the law changed on 1st November 2018? & [2] How many of these were issued in the North West? Many Thanks, [name redacted] [On 30 July 2019 you clarified the following:]For the time period could you present the data monthly: Nov. 2018 to now [or the most recent held data]. I am interested in the following CCGs: NHS Blackburn with Darwen; NHS Blackpool; NHS Bolton; NHS Bury; NHS Chorley and South Ribble; NHS East Lancashire; NHS Eastern Cheshire; NHS Fylde and Wyre; NHS Greater Preston; NHS Halton; NHS Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale; NHS Knowsley; NHS Liverpool; NHS Manchester; NHS North Cumbria; NHS Oldham; NHS Salford; NHS South Cheshire; NHS South Sefton; NHS St Helens; NHS Stockport; NHS Tameside and Glossop; NHS Trafford; NHS Warrington; NHS West Cheshire; NHS West Lancashire; NHS Wigan Borough; NHS Wirral; and NHS Wyre Forest.

Status: Complete
Response Date: 27 Aug 2019
Response: Please see attached response.