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3. How much does a gluten free food prescription cost?

Depending on where you live in the country and what you are ordering on prescription, the costs will vary.

Who qualifies for free prescriptions?

If you live in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales, your prescription is free.  In England, if you’re over 60, between the ages of 0-16 or 16-18 in full time education, on income support or pregnant, you qualify for free prescriptions too.

 

What is the most cost effective way to order a gluten free prescription?

The single prescription charge in England is £8.40 (April 2016).  Each different category of gluten free food counts as one prescription charge (e.g. if you wanted bread and flour mix they would be two separate prescription charges).  Therefore, we would recommend that if you are taking a regular gluten free prescription, you should opt for a prepaid prescription.  A prepaid prescription covers the cost of all of your gluten free items for £2 per week.  

How to get a Prepaid Prescription

· Go to www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/1127.aspx and follow the links for buying PPC online

· Ask your Pharmacist for an FP95 form

· Call the NHS on 0845 850 0030

 

Read about how to set up a prescription here


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