A formulary is a list of approved medicines or medical devices that details the treatment options available to patients seeking medical care.

Formularies are created by healthcare providers and insurance companies to provide patients with all the information they need about approved treatment options. These lists are published online and explain the attributes and efficacy of different medications or medical devices. 


Are there different medical cannabis formularies for the NHS and private healthcare in the UK?


Yes, the NHS and private cannabis clinics have different formularies for medical cannabis. The NHS formulary is more restrictive, with only one cannabis-based medicine available for prescribing, while private clinics can legally offer patients access to a wider range of options.


What are the current regulations around medical cannabis prescribing in the UK?


Prescribing specialists must take into account individual patient needs and have evidence that other treatments have failed or been deemed unsuitable before medical cannabis options can be explored.

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