DHSC decision to retain access to gluten-free breads and mixes

We join Coeliac UK in welcoming the decision to retain access to gluten-free bread and mixes on prescription.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) recognises the value of gluten-free foods for coeliacs. The DHSC ran a consultation on the ‘Availability of gluten-free foods on prescription in primary care’ between 31st March and 22 June 2017. The outcome has now been announced; with a decision to retain access to gluten-free bread and mixes on prescription. (Full DHSC announcement)

The British Specialist Nutrition Association, which represents manufacturers of gluten-free products on prescription, has been invited along with Coeliac UK, clinicians and the relevant Government bodies to help implement this decision.

For information on progress about this decision we suggest that you check Coeliac UKs news page. (Full Story on Coeliac UK)


7 Responses to “DHSC decision to retain access to gluten-free breads and mixes”

  1. Mr.C.Blake

    Wonderful news. People need the basics like bread and mixes. Hopefully, those that have had theirs stopped, can be given back on prescription.

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  2. Ann

    I have contacted local members of parliament and the Health secretary, , but not one single member will help keep Derbyshire providing , gluten free basic food on prescription,
    I have now given up trying,
    Regardless of what the government says we are allowed, we are not allowed one single unit of gluten free food on prescription. In Derby

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  3. Dominique

    My PCT have withdrawn all gluten free products and I only ever had the mix with which I baked and an occasional pack of pasta. Yes GF products are more widely available but at a significant financial difference of up to 3 times
    more.

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