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)