Gluten Free Products Discontinuation on prescription

Dear Patients

Please note from the 1st of Sept 2017 all gluten free food products previously available on prescription will no longer be issued by your GP. This has been a decision taken by the CCG. The following was stated by Dr Bob Bowes from the West Kent CCG:

At our Governing Body meeting on 25 July, NHS West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) decided that, from 1 September 2017, gluten-free food will no longer be routinely prescribed for people with coeliac disease and other gluten-sensitive illnesses in West Kent.

NHS funding will continue for gluten-free products for people with Phenylketonuria (PKU) who need specific low protein food.

What this means for you is that, from 1 September, your GP will no longer be able to prescribe gluten-free food.

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