The Department and Health and Social Care has launched a consultation on the Regulations of gluten-free food on prescription in England

In February, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced the outcome to the consultation ‘Availability of gluten-free foods on NHS prescription’, to restrict gluten-free prescriptions to bread products and mixes to deliver savings to the NHS as well as continuing the provision of staple gluten-free foods to patients clinically diagnosed with gluten sensitivity enteropathies, including coeliac disease.

The DHSC is now consulting on the draft Regulations which will allow bread products and mixes to be the only gluten-free foods to be prescribed on prescription in England. When the Regulations come into force, gluten-free products that fall outside these categories will no longer be prescribed at NHS expense in England.

Respondents to the consultation are asked three questions on the draft Regulations to help ensure that the proposed legislative changes are meaningful, fair and inclusive.

The consultation closes on 1 October 2018.

You can access the consultation via this link: