13 Jan Complaint Against Nurse Sam Jole, Pennine Hospitals NHS Trust

—– Original Message —–

From: Peter Reynolds

To: Fitness to practise directorate

Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 4:07 PM

Subject: Re: COMPLAINT – Nurse Sam Jole, Pennine NHS Trust

Dear Sirs,

Thank you for your email.

Please proceed with my complaint on the basis of my originating email.

These are the newspaper articles that I aware of in which Nurse Jole was quoted in his misleading description of Sativex:





This is the Sativex SPC which clearly states that “euphoric mood ” is a common side effect.


I submit it is self-evident that Nurse Jole was knowingly speaking untruths based on a corrupt agreement between him and GW Pharmaceuticals or someone acting on its behalf.

You have my consent to disclose my referral and any associated information to Nurse Jole.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Reynolds

—– Original Message —–

From: Peter Reynolds

Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:20 PM

Subject: COMPLAINT – Nurse Sam Jole, Pennine NHS Trust

Dear Sirs,

I am the leader of Cannabis Law Reform (CLEAR), a registered UK political party. We are very concerned about the conduct of Nurse Sam Jole of the Pennine NHS Trust who is involved in the Sativex clinical trials in Manchester hospitals for the treatment of cancer pain.

In September Nurse Jole was extensively quoted in the national and local press: “Patients using the spray do not experience the euphoria associated with illegal recreational use of cannabis.” However, in the Sativex SPC,”euphoric mood” is described as a common side effect. Several newspapers have already been subject to Press Complaints Commission complaints about Nurse Jole’s staments.

It is our contention that Nurse Jole was in fact advancing propaganda and misinformation on behalf of the Sativex manufacturer, GW Pharmaceuticals, which seeks falsely to distinguish Sativex from cannabis.

At this stage I am enquiring whether you can accept a complaint from me and/or CLEAR as clearly we were not involved in a professional relationship with Nurse Jole?

If you are unable to accept a complaint, please advise of how else this Nurse’s conduct may be controlled. He has been widely quoted and accredited as an expert when in fact it is obvious that he was speaking untruths. He is responsible for misleading the public on a very wide scale.

I would be grateful to hear from you.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Reynolds