Medicinal cannabis to treat epilepsy

Medicinal cannabis was made legal in the UK in October last year for some medical conditions, yet there are still no forms of medicinal cannabis licenced on the NHS to treat epilepsy, despite the success stories that we are hearing about.

DON’T TAKE THE EASY PATH

There should be no ‘easy’ option, only the ‘right’ option. The right option for the individual – to give them a choice!

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Petition. Make your voice heard.

  Last year the subject of young people with autism and/or learning disabilities being detained unnecessarily in Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs) gained coverage in national press. These in-patient facilities are intended for the short-term assessment, treatment and stabilisation of people with mental health conditions who display challenging behaviours. Shockingly though, there are young people […]

Government responds to petition

The Government has officially responded to a petition calling to put a stop to the detention of people with autism and learning disabilities in Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs). Practices in ATUs includes the use of medication to sedate individuals, seclusion in padded cells, and physical face-down ‘prone restraint’ with the average stay being a […]

Very real concerns over report into ATUs

Paul de Savary This week Secretary of State for Health & Care, Matt Hancock announced an ‘immediate’ review, to be carried out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), into practices in Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs), including the prolonged seclusion and long-term segregation used in the ‘care’ of individuals with complex learning disabilities and autism. […]