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GF Foods on Prescription – New Regulations

Regulations governing prescription of gluten-free foods in England changed on 1st December 2018.

Community pharmacies can now only supply specified bread products and bread/flour mixes (see list here). ALL other gluten-free foods have been added to Part XVIIIA of the Drug Tariff – the ‘Blacklist’.

NHS England have published guidance for CCGs with linked FAQs that may help explain the changes to patients.

The changes DO NOT affect Low Protein gluten-free foods prescribed for people with inherited disorders of metabolism or organ failure.