Following a public consultation (Fit for the Future 12 July 2016-12 September 2016), NHS Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group has decided to stop all Gluten Free products on prescription with effect from 1st January 2017.
The exception to this is pregnant women (from the point of confirmed pregnancy) and young people under the age of 18. These people will continue to receive Gluten Free products on prescription in quantities in line with Coeliac UK guidelines.
Download the Gluten Free Foods on Prescription Guidance here
Coeliac UK Helpine: 0333 332 2033
Update: 14 February 2018
We are aware of the outcome of Department of Health and Social Care consultation regarding gluten free foods on NHS prescriptions. There is no change to Basildon and Brentwood CCG's current prescribing arrangements for gluten free products and we will continue to prescribe certain gluten free products to pregnant women and young people under the age of 18.
We are awaiting further information about the new prescribing regulations and the date at which they will come into effect.