Dr Basil Almahdi qualified as a medical doctor in 1997. He completed his specialist training in London, and gained a higher degree in Pain Management at University College Hospital as a Fellow in pain medicine at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square.
He was a Locum Consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore and The Pain Management Centre at University College Hospital, where he gained experience in managing complex spinal pain problems. He has since become a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at the Whittington Hospital where he currently practices covering both Acute and Chronic pain management.
I have had really negative experiences with the medical system and medical staff [elsewhere] in the past and had given up on them. But not only have the nurse and doctor at Integro made the experience bearable, they have made it enjoyable!
Male, 38, Fibroymalgia Patient
Deciding to get treatment with Integro for my chronic neck and spine pain was one the best decisions I’ve ever made. It has enabled me to live virtually pain free.
Female 52, Back Pain Patient
Integro Medical Clinics exist to deliver fresh hope when the alternatives have run dry. When orthodox responses have been exhausted and suffering patients are still in need, we can help. From our Harley Street clinic, our practitioners and patients can access a range of therapies – including cannabis medicine – to help multiple conditions.
THC and CBD are the two main active compounds in cannabis. Both have an effect on various types of pain and nociception (pain signalling) in patients.
In simplest terms; THC is the main analgesic compound. CBD has an indirect effect on pain via its anti-inflammatory and immune-regulatory functions and has shown some efficacy in nociception. CBD also has an effect on how THC and other cannabinoids work.
Most patients with severe pain will require THC-rich medicines, especially those who are tolerating powerful pain medications such as strong opiates.
THCs inebriating effects are thought to be much more tolerable than those from strong opiates and similar pain medicines. A small amount of CBD present also helps to mitigate the unwanted effects of THC. Commonly, a 20:1 ratio is used in these instances.
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We recommend that you get in touch with your provider for further information as to whether they will cover the consultation.
Some patients who are new to cannabis medicines do feel some side effects with this medicine. Most report that these effects are short lived. We aim to help conditions whilst reducing the likelihood of side effects.
Whilst we cannot guarantee no side effects, we have a specialist nurse on hand to support our patients. Our nurse is able to contact the prescribing clinician if the issues persist and the clinical team will make any changes to the treatment that may be required.
If your Integro Doctor is considering a Cannabis Medicine for you for the first time, there is a significant change to your Cannabis Medicine prescription, or the Doctor considers it clinically necessary, your prescription will not be issued until the Integro Multi-Disciplinary Team Committee has discussed and approved it.
The team meets weekly to discuss each cases. Once the prescription is approved and issued your Integro Doctor will ask you if you would like your prescription to be sent to our partner pharmacy IPS Pharma.
They are a highly experienced pharmacy with many years of experience dispensing licensed and unlicensed medicines. If that is your choice, IPS Pharma will then dispense your medicine, delivering it to your home by secure courier, usually within 24-48hours.
Our Doctors can prescribe a whole spectrum of cannabis medicines. These include forms such as oils, dry plant (flower) and capsule. Which medicine you will be prescribed depends on variables including your medical history, your past experience with conventional and cannabis medicines and the specifics of your condition.
Our specialist team will work with you to establish the indication that will work best for you. Your Integro Clinician will be happy to discuss continuing with your existing prescription medicine if that is your preference and it is clinically appropriate.
If you choose to have your medical cannabis prescription fulfilled by our partner pharmacy, IPS Pharma, you will have access to cannabis medicines from a wide range of suppliers, ensuring that you will have choices to discuss with your Integro Clinician and increasing the likelihood that the preferred product can be sourced quickly.
You can benefit from the stock of products held and the extensive dispensing experience at IPS Pharma.