There have been changes to the gluten free prescriptions in England.
Have you heard about them? If not, here’s what you need to know.
Your prescription will be changing to cover just a core range of
foods: bread, rolls and flour mixes.
In 2017, the Dept of Health and Social Care (or DHSC) held a
consultation into the future of gluten free prescriptions in England
(and only in England – people in the rest of the UK aren’t affected.)
After an overwhelming response from people with coeliac disease,
the DHSC announced they’re still going to offer a core range of foods
on prescription: bread, rolls and flour mixes.
What do you need to do? Well, if your prescription currently covers items like pasta or cereal,
it’ll need to be updated.
So why not take this opportunity to have a look at the bread, rolls and flour mixes on your
prescription? Our website – glutafin.co.uk – is a good place to start. It’ll show you our full (and
delicious!) range of bread, rolls and flour mixes. Why not see if any of it whets your appetite?
If it does, your GP will be able to help you update your prescription – so think about making an
appointment with them in the coming months.
What if my GP says my prescription no longer covers any gluten free foods?
It’s up to your Clinical Commissioning Group (the group that chooses NHS services for your local
area) to decide whether they’re going to follow the DHSC’s guidance.
So if your GP tells you you’re no longer able to have any gluten free foods on prescription, our
friends at Coeliac UK might be able to help you challenge your local CCG’s decision. You can get
in touch with them at their website coeliac.org.uk or by calling their Helpline on 0333 332 2033.
In the meantime, if you’ve got any questions about prescription changes or our range of gluten
free foods, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll do our very best to answer them.
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