To help people diagnosed with coeliac disease manage a gluten free diet, the NHS provide access to staple gluten free foods on prescription. Accessibility and the types of gluten free foods available varies and will depend on where you live (as local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) and Health Board policies differ).
A gluten free prescription is a great way to ensure access to a safe and regular supply of gluten free foods. The products are all made specifically for people with coeliac disease and are fortified with vitamins and minerals to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
A good starting point if you have been recently diagnosed with coeliac disease is seeing a dietitian. They will guide you on how to remove gluten from your diet, answer any questions or concerns and provide lots of helpful advice on suitable foods, as well as advising what foods are available on prescription.