Gluten Free Prescribing Update – Healthcare Professionals

Following a national consultation by the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC), the availability of gluten free foods on prescription in primary care in England has changed.

An amendment to the Prescribing Regulations came into force on the 4th December 2018 and from this date only bread products and (flour) mixes will be available on prescription in England. All other gluten free foods will no longer be prescribed and will be blacklisted within the amended Regulation. This Regulation will only apply to prescriptions issued to patients in England.

 

For further information:

NHS England: Prescribing Gluten-Free Foods in Primary Care: Guidance for CCGs

DHSC: Gluten free food prescribing consultation: report of responses

Fresh Bread Christmas 2018 Delivery Schedule

 

How will these changes affect Juvela products?

Juvela can confirm that all the Juvela Gluten Free (Flour) Mixes (white, fibre and harvest) and Bread products including fresh, long-life and part-baked loaves and rolls (white and fibre) have all been reviewed and approved by the Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances (ACBS) and will remain available on prescription in all areas of the UK for patients with clinically diagnosed coeliac disease and dermatitis herpitiformis. Availability may vary in England depending on local CCG policy. 

The entire Juvela range of staple gluten-free products will continue to be available on prescription in primary care in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  

Juvela Gluten-Free
Product Category
 Available in England  Available in Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland
 Bread loaves
(fresh, long-life & part-baked)
 ✓  
 Bread rolls
(fresh, long-life & part-baked)
   
 All Purpose Flour Mixes
(white, fibre, harvest)
   
 Pasta    
 Pizza Bases    
 Breakfast Cereal    
 Crackers    
 Biscuits    ✓

All Juvela products are delivered into pharmacies without handling or delivery charges.

Click here to view and download a full list of Juvela gluten-free products and their availability in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Juvela Information

As the leading gluten-free prescription brand in the UK, Juvela remains committed to providing high quality staple gluten free products and support services to patients with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis and healthcare professionals involved in their care and management.

All our products are specially formulated with vital nutrients to meet the unique nutritional needs of people with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis.

For further information regarding Juvela products and services and to request a supply of Juvela starter cards for your newly diagnosed patients please:

Email: info@juvela.co.uk

Advice Line: 0800 783 1993 

Fresh Bread ordering over the Christmas/New Year period

Juvela are pleased to advise that we are able to deliver fresh bread for your coeliac customers between Christmas and New Year for England, Scotland and Wales. See further below for arrangements for Northern Ireland.

England, Scotland and Wales

Download Fresh Bread Christmas Delivery Schedule 2018

Northern Ireland

Please order before 10am on Monday 17th December for delivery on Thursday 20th December. This is the last delivery before Christmas and New Year. Normal deliveries resume week commencing 7th January 2019.

How to order: 

Call:  0344 854 4998  (Nothern Ireland: 028 9079 7458)

Visit: www.juvela.co.uk/fresh-bread-ordering

Via: the Pharmacy PMR system