Category Archives: child

Mother Of Epileptic 15-Year-Old Urges Government To Provide Medical Cannabis On NHS

Charlotte Caldwell pleads with health secretary Matt Hancock to ‘intervene and stop this torturous ordeal’. The mother of a 15-year-old boy who can suffer from hundreds of seizures a day has called on the health secretary Matt Hancock to intervene and allow him a prescription for medical cannabis on the NHS. Charlotte Caldwell’s son Billy […]

Parents of Toddler With Severe Epilepsy Seek Legal Review of Cannabis Oil Guidelines

Charlie Hughes, 3, has rare condition called West syndrome, but NHS-approved medicines have been ineffective. The parents of a toddler with severe epilepsy are seeking a landmark judicial review of rigid guidelines that effectively prevent the NHS from prescribing medical cannabis oil, a substance that they say has allowed their son to live a much […]