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 has severe epilepsy and has been accessing specialist cannabis oil from a private doctor through a temporary arrangement which runs out on Monday.

A high-profile campaign by Ms Caldwell saw UK rules relaxed in November 2018 to allow some cannabis-derived medicines to be prescribed by specialist doctors in limited circumstances.

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