Following the national consultation on the availability of gluten-free foods on NHS prescription, the government has decided to restrict prescribing to bread and mixes only. The majority of consultation responses were in favour of this.
This means that Gluten-free foods from the following categories can no longer be prescribed on NHS prescription (or supplied via Gluten-Free Community Pharmacy LCS); biscuits, cereals, cooking aids, grains/flours and pasta.
They were added to the NHS blacklist on 4th Dec 2018.
In response to this and to align our list of products with appropriate prescribing quantities to CCGs in our area, we have approved a list of gluten-free foods for ongoing prescribing/supply via community pharmacy.
Gluten-free foods on prescription or supply via community pharmacy scheme will be limited to 8 units per patient per month from a list of fresh bread/rolls, long life bread and bread mixes as per the following list