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Sapphire Medical Announces Free CPD Certified Medical Cannabis Course

Sapphire Medical Announces Free CPD Certified Medical Cannabis Course

Sapphire continues to be a leader in educating the medical profession on medical cannabis 

Sapphire Medical Clinics (“Sapphire Medical”), the UK’s first Care Quality Commission registered medical cannabis clinic, is pleased to announce that it has further committed to educating the medical profession by being the first clinic to have a course independently evaluated for Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”) purposes by The CPD Certification Service. 

“An overview of Medical Cannabis for Healthcare Professionals” has received the CPD certification, which gives medical professionals the assurance that the course’s content complies with universally accepted principles and standards of CPD, has been structured to meet the criteria of personal development plans, and meets the highest level of integrity and quality. 

The course, which is free to all UK healthcare professionals via the Sapphire Institute for Medical Cannabis Education, offers the opportunity to gain education and understanding of treatment with medical cannabis so that they may inform and educate the growing demographic of patients seeking access to medical cannabis. 

The modules cover conditions where there is clinical evidence for the use of medical cannabis including: Pain Management, Neurological disorders, Psychiatric disorders, Palliative Care, Gastrointestinal Disorders and Paediatric Neurology. Other topics include the pharmacology of medical cannabis, side effects, monitoring, driving and pregnancy. To sign up, please visit here. 

Dr Mikael Sodergren, Managing Director and Academic Lead at Sapphire Medical, comments:

“We are very proud to be the first clinic to have a course certified by the CPD, which exists to increase the level of learning across all industries. However, the certification is but one of the initiatives we have taken to educate the UK’s medical profession on medical cannabis. We have established the UK Medical Cannabis Registry, which collects real-world evidence to provide comprehensive clinical data on the potential of cannabis as medical treatment, alongside the Sapphire Institute for Medical Cannabis Education, a source of online training and research on medical cannabis. Our goal is to ensure all healthcare professionals have the education they need to support patients in their time of need.” 


About Sapphire Medical Clinics 

Sapphire is the leading medical cannabis clinic in the UK and the first clinic to be registered by the Care Quality Commission. Sapphire is dedicated to improving medical cannabis 

access for patients, alongside educating the medical profession and building essential evidence to achieve this through extensive data collection. 

Sapphire offers consultations for a vast range of conditions where there is clinical evidence for the use of medical cannabis for patients. Sapphire’s mission is to further develop patient access to medical cannabis in the UK and has also established the Sapphire Medical Foundation to help reduce the financial barriers of access to medical cannabis. 

With the largest network of doctors with the most clinical experience of medical cannabis treatment in the UK, Sapphire brings together these specialised consultants with patients who may experience clinical benefits from medical cannabis products. Data is key to Sapphire’s advancement of the sector and its UK Medical Cannabis Registry collects Real World Evidence to provide comprehensive clinical data on the potential of cannabis as a medical treatment option for conditions where there is clinical evidence for the use of medical cannabis. This data will help shape the future of medical cannabis in the UK. 

For more information please visit: 

A full list of conditions can be viewed here. 

About CPD Certification Service 

Established in 1996, The CPD Certification Service is the independent CPD accreditation centre working across all sectors, disciplines and further learning applications. Our unique experience and history working with training providers, professional bodies, academic institutions and corporate organisations enables us to support organisations seeking authoritative accreditation for their CPD activities. 

Thousands of CPD training courses, events, e-learning programs, conferences, workshops and seminars are formally accredited by us every year adding significant value for audiences and providers alike. 

We evaluate further learning activities to the highest standards. Hundreds of thousands recognise our CPD Certified symbol as the qualitative benchmark that, not only reflects but also sets those standards. The CPD Certification Service supports the Continuing Professional Development policies of institutional and professional organisations on an increasingly global basis. Our CPD quality marks are protected by international copyright legislation. CPD submissions are assessed and accredited against the universally accepted structured checklist which The CPD Service has developed over the past 20+ years. The process takes an impartial and objective overview of structure and value to ensure full conformity to CPD guidelines. 


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Media enquiries: Buchanan 
Henry Harrison-Topham / Jamie Hooper / Ariadna Peretz Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000 
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