Following its March 2017 consultation ‘Availability of gluten-free foods on prescription’ the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) decided to restrict gluten-free (GF) prescriptions to certain bread and mixes. This delivers savings to the NHS as well as continuing the provision of GF foods to patients on prescription.
The DHSC is now consulting on the draft regulations which will allow bread and mixes to be the only GF products to be prescribed at NHS expense. GF products that fall outside the category of a bread or a mix will no longer be prescribed at NHS expense.
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. These follow a few short questions on the next page which ask 'About You.'
You can access the consultation via this link: https://consultations.dh.gov.uk/prescribing/gluten-free-food-on-nhs-prescription/consultation/intro/
The consultation ends at 23:59 hours on Monday 1st October 2018.