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Dr David Howells MBBCh, PgDip, MSc, MRCPsych


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Dr Dave Howells qualified as a doctor in Cardiff in 2001.  His interest in mental health led to him to specialise in Old Age Psychiatry from 2007.  


He is presently a Consultant Psychiatrist, providing mental health services for older people (classed as over 65 years), still in Cardiff .


He also works as a Second Opinion Appointed Doctor (SOAD) for Health Inspectorate Wales (HIW), reviewing the care and treatment of patients detained in psychiatric hospitals under the Mental Health Act, 1983.


Dr Dave Howells is a member of the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society (MCCS) and has received training on the indications, prescription and use of Cannabis-Based Medicinal Products (CBMPs). 


He is a motivated, compassionate psychiatrist who understands the benefits some patients report from cannabis-based products.  His wish is for standardised, quality assured CBMPs to be available for patients (where appropriate) to have a trial of these therapies for their condition(s).


Dr Howells encourages all patients to enrol in the Drug Science TWENTY21 registry, so that their experiences can be recorded and analysed, building an evidence base to inform future prescribing.  


Dr Dave Howells is a founding member of Cannabis Clinic Cardiff (CCC).  


He can be contacted through the Contact Us page, or via Cyncoed Consulting Rooms (CCR).

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Clinic Manager

Cannabis Clinic Cardiff

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MBBCh, MSc, MRCPsych

Consultant Psychiatrist

Specialist in Adult Mental Health and Traumatic Stress