How to get your first gluten free prescription

We understand that when you’re newly diagnosed with coeliac disease, there can be a lot of information to take in. Juvela is here to help, every step of the way.

One of the first things you should find out is whether you are entitled to a gluten free prescription.

A gluten free prescription provides you with access to a safe and reliable supply of gluten free food, which can help you adhere to a gluten free diet.

If you think accessing gluten free food on prescription will be helpful to you, visit our prescription advice page to find out if you are eligible*. You can check by entering your postcode into our search tool.

If you are eligible, we have an easy to follow step by step guide on getting Juvela products on prescription.

If you are not eligible, don’t worry, as you can still buy Juvela products in our gluten free boxes. To find out more, visit our Online Shop.

* In some parts of England, local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have stopped gluten free prescribing.

Step-by-step guide

Step 1: Arrange to see a dietitian

If you haven’t already done so, you can ask your GP or Consultant to refer you to a dietitian.

This is a good opportunity for you to discuss what foods are suitable on a gluten free diet. Your dietitian will be able to explain which foods are suitable, foods to avoid and also foods to check carefully.

Step 2: Apply for a Juvela Starter Pack

For anyone newly diagnosed with coeliac disease and living in a prescribing area, Juvela offers a complimentary starter pack. This gives you the opportunity to try out a selection of products before deciding which ones you would like to have on prescription. Apply for a Juvela Starter Pack now.


Step 3: Make an appointment with your GP

In the appointment, you can discuss with your GP what your typical monthly requirements would be. The quantity of gluten free foods allowed on prescription are measured in units, and depend on age, gender and lifestyle factors. For an adult, the minimum is 8 units per month.

To find out how many units you are entitled to, click on the country that you currently live in.

England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Take a copy of our handy order form (from your starter pack) to help your GP select the products you have chosen.

If you live in Scotland, your GP will register you with the Gluten Free Food Service. They will explain the number of units you are entitled to and will provide you with an order form for a pharmacy. You can then nominate a pharmacy of your choice who will set up and dispense your gluten free prescription.

Each month you will need to complete a new order form with your selection for that month. This gives you the flexibility to change or add to your order.

Step 4: Choose a local community pharmacy to dispense your prescriptions

Collect your gluten free prescription from the pharmacy you choose.

It normally takes 48 hours for a prescription to be ready but make sure you call ahead to check that it is available for collection.

If you wish to order fresh bread, we have set delivery dates – find out more by viewing our fresh bread delivery leaflet.

Once you have your prescription, Juvela has a collection of delicious simple recipes available to give you some inspiration. Why don’t you check them out!

Follow us on social media for more recipe inspiration.

Customer Support

Our friendly and experienced customer support team are only a call or email away. Whether you have a query about our products, need prescription advice, or want to chat about one of our recipes, we're here to help. Please get in touch. Call us on 0800 783 1992 or email us at