Position Statement re the prescribing of gluten-free foods

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Following the recent outcome of a national consultation regarding the availability of gluten-free foods on NHS FP10 prescription, Mid Essex CCG has reviewed its position and will continue current policy ie to not routinely fund the prescribing/supply of gluten-free foods.

The CCG has not routinely funded the prescribing/supply of gluten-free foods as per our Prescribing Restriction Policy since April 2016. This restriction does not apply to gluten free enteral feeds or oral nutritional supplements (sip feeds).

GPs and pharmacists should continue to follow existing Mid Essex CCG policy i.e. no prescribing of gluten-free foods on FP10s. Our current prescribing policy re gluten-free food can be found here.