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TMCC CQC Good Badge

TMCC is the first medical cannabis clinic to be awarded ‘Good’ by CQC

We are pleased to announce that The Medical Cannabis Clinics has been awarded the first rated ‘Good’ cannabis clinic in the UK by health and social care regulator Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The Medical Cannabis Clinics (TMCC), which cares for more than 60% of all medical cannabis patients in the UK has passed with a ‘Good’ rating after a thorough inspection by CQC which regulates to ensure patients are provided with safe, effective, compassionate, and high-quality care. This was the first inspection of a cannabis clinic by the CQC.

TMCC was awarded one of four licences to trade as a cannabis clinic by CQC in 2019, and has since dedicated its focus to opening access for patients to receive care and treatment from the finest consultants across a number of medical areas including Pain and Psychiatry. 

Over half of all doctors that are currently prescribing medical cannabis, are working at TMCC which operates completely via telemedicine services, and due to patient number growth five new doctors are being onboarded monthly. 

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Sunny Nayee said of the CQC rating: “We are delighted to receive this rating from CQC, as it shows that the hard work from the doctors and support staff has all been worth it. The industry is not by any means mature yet and we are always looking for ways to improve how we do things for the greater good of the patient. For us, patient safety and efficacious treatment is the central pillar of the clinic, and I am proud this has been noticed by CQC.”

Group Managing Director of LYPHE Group, Jonathan Nadler said: “I would like to congratulate everyone at TMCC for playing their part in making the clinic a critical care operator for patients seeking medical cannabis. We have set the standard for all other cannabis clinics to now follow.”

TMCC - treating ADHD with Medical Cannabis

Dr Niraj Singh talks with Mary Biles about ‘Cannabis for ADHD: An emerging therapeutic option.’

TMCC’s psychiatric specialist Dr Niraj Singh appears in a recent article published by Project CBD, interviewed by author and CBD thought leader Mary Biles.

In the article, ‘Cannabis for ADHD: An emerging therapeutic option’, Biles questions whether doctors are mistaking self-medication for cannabis use disorder. She asks Dr Singh about his professional experience in prescribing medical cannabis to people with ADHD. 

Dr Singh says “We find that patients…may go out to get some drugs to self-medicate. It may lead to a downward trajectory, and these are very able people who may have lived a relatively stable life.”

Many studies suggest that dopamine is connected with the development of ADHD. Dr Singh explains how medical cannabis’ effect on the dopamine system can help with day-to-day behaviour.

“The dopamine system is all about focus, concentration, reward. That impacts what’s called ‘executive functioning’, which is the ability to plan, task sequence, and make judgments. It also has an impact on memory and our emotional regulation as well.”

“These stimulants essentially trigger dopamine production in the cells of the frontal lobe of the brain, and people report some really good symptom reduction. So, they focus better, concentrate better, and they feel less restless.”

Aside from the scientific findings, Dr Singh also provides first-hard examples of how medical cannabis has helped his patients better manage their ADHD symptoms.

“[One patient] was smiling and talking about how everything has shifted in a real positive way,” Dr Singh recalls. “Work had improved, the boss had commented and commended him on how things were progressing at work. His wife was really pleased with the change and described that the person she knew had come back.”

“I think one of the great things with medical cannabis is that it can be used to treat a whole host of problems and a whole spectrum of issues really, because it gets to the core,” says Dr Singh.

To read the full interview with Dr Singh see here.

If you or somebody you know is affected by ADHD and you’d like to know  more about how medical cannabis can help, please find further information on our condition page here.