4C Labs has become the first company in the UK and Channel Islands to obtain both a medical cannabis cultivation licence and a specialist clinic licence that will allow doctors to prescribe medical cannabis online.
4C Labs was granted its National Specialist Medical Clinic Licence on 9th December. The licence, granted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), enables 4C Labs to establish health clinics.
The health clinics will be specialist medical clinics that will enable patients to book online consultations with doctors, as well as access a wealth of educational content on health and wellness.
Where patients meet eligibility criteria, 4C Labs intends to offer next day delivery on medical cannabis prescriptions. Patients of 4C Labs Health Clinics will also be able to access referrals to physiotherapists, counsellors and psychologists, dieticians and other health care professionals.
In addition, to facilitate a positive experience for cannabis patients within the clinic setting, 4C Labs has developed a proprietary model called The Step System™, a prescribing framework designed to provide an easily understandable, easy to use system for dosing and prescribing. The Step System is tied into a patient feedback software system and database and will allow 4C Labs to compile patient data, analyse patient outcomes and improve product formulations.
Having the ability to operate online, specialised clinics, combined with domestic medical cannabis cultivation, places 4C Labs in a unique position when it comes to solving some of the current key issues faced by doctors and patients in the UK – namely consistent access to medicines, private online consultations, as well as education on the subject of medical cannabis and the endocannabinoid system.
In Guernsey, the health clinics will service the growing Guernsey market and residents will be able to support a locally grown company. The health clinics will operate under a separate governance to 4C Labs. The clinics are expected to be operating by July 2022.
Greg Dobbin (pictured), CEO of 4C Labs , commented: “We are extremely excited to have successfully registered our virtual clinic; this is a major step forward for patients who are eligible for medical cannabis, as well as those who are looking for an integrated approach to treatment that considers all aspects of wellbeing.
“We have worked extremely hard to build and integrate an IT platform into our business that ensures we meet the health needs of our patients. We are developing a leading digital platform enabling automated scheduling, one click records retrieval and digital prescriptions, to significantly streamline the process. To make the process easy for patients, we have simplified the patient pathway to dramatically reduce the time between consultation and prescription delivery.”