Is your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) consulting on gluten-free food?
Some Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England have been restricting or withdrawing the quantity and/or type of gluten-free foods that are available on prescription.
Make sure your voice is heard
If you want to influence your CCGs decision and have concerns about the proposed changes make sure you complete the CCGs consultation survey.
Check out your local CCG’s website for consultation details and links to surveys
Speak with your GP and discuss any concerns you may have
Speak with your dietitian and discuss any concerns you may have
We would like to hear from you if you are aware of any changes or proposed consultations Call Juvela 0800 783 1992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other organisations that can help
Healthwatch UK operates in every area of England. It is there role to make sure that the voice of patients is heard by those who commission, deliver and regulate on health and care services. They want you to be involved in shaping services so that your community gets the services it wants and needs.
Visit Healthwatch UK or phone 03000 683 000 to find your local Healthwatch
Health and Wellbeing Boards operate in every area of England. It is there role to ensure that local communities have a say in how their local health needs are met.
Visit the Kings Fund for a directory and map of all Health and Wellbeing Boards
Coeliac UK believes that the prescribing of staple gluten free foods should be an essential NHS Service available to all patients clinically diagnosed with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis.
Visit their Prescription Campaign page to view their NHS briefing document and Write to your MP template letter
What are Juvela doing?
We believe it’s important to protect the medical status of CD so that you continue to receive the appropriate care and support you need to maintain your health and wellbeing.
We are members of the British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA) and are working through them to respond on behalf of industry to all gluten-free consultations.
As a specialist gluten free manufacturer supplying through pharmacy the pricing structure of our products includes provision for an extensive range of customer and healthcare professional support services.
We have a wealth of knowledge acquired over many years and share this with you via our advice line and social media, with access to home economists. We also attend NHS clinics and host and support patient events, as well as providing a broad range of related online and printed resources.
What can you do if you have been restricted and still want to obtain Juvela products?
If you have been restricted and still want to purchase Juvela products, you can order:
Over-the-counter from your local pharmacy – please note the price may vary between pharmacies
online at www.Chemist.net – please note savings can be made when you spend over a certain amount