On behalf of the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups (BNSSG CCG’s), who are responsible for the commissioning (buying) of healthcare services in this area, we would like you to read this information regarding Gluten Free foods on prescription.
The CCG recently undertook a consultation on the prescribing of Gluten Free foods.
Following this consultation, a decision has been made to stop prescribing of gluten free foods to all patients aged 18 and over, and to prescribe only a limited choice of products to those patients aged under 18 from July 2018.
If you have further questions or feel you need further support in managing your condition, please contact the surgery to make an appointment.
If you have purchased a Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC), the CCG will refund any full months that are left between the 1st July and the expiry date of your card based on the current costs of PPCs. Please send your card with a return address for the CCGs to send the refund to the below address:
NHS Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire CCG
Tel: 0117 900 3432
Email: [email protected]
It is very important that you continue to follow your gluten free diet, and the practice is committed to ensuring that you have the right support available to do this.
If you have any concerns or questions, please discuss this with your, GP or pharmacist or dietician.