These changes follow a national consultation by the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) into the availability of gluten free foods on prescription in primary care. An amendment to the Prescribing Regulations will come into force on the 4th December 2018 and from this date only bread products and mixes will be available on prescription in England. All other gluten free foods will no longer be prescribed and will be blacklisted within the amended Regulation. This Regulation will only apply to prescriptions issued to patients in England. From December 2018 the Drug Tariff in England will include a new updated ACBS 'Borderline Substances List' of gluten-free products.
For links to read the DHSC Gluten free food prescribing consultation: report of responses and NHS England's Prescribing Gluten-Free Foods in Primary Care: Guidance for CCGs and for a full list of Juvela products and their availability in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland visit: www.juvela.co.uk/hcp-changes