Gluten-free food supply

Gluten-free foods restricted on NHS prescriptions

Community pharmacy teams are reminded that from Tuesday 4th December 2018 the gluten-free (GF) foods permitted on the NHS in England is restricted to bread and mixes only.

Revisions have been made to Part XV (the ‘ACBS list’) and Part XVIIIA (drugs, medicines and other substances that may not be ordered under the NHS) of the December 2018 Drug Tariff to reflect this change in GF prescribing.

If a patient presents a prescription for any restricted GF foods in December, they will need to be referred back to the prescriber to discuss suitable alternatives.

PSNC has created the following briefing to explain the changes to the availability of GF foods on NHS prescription and what this means for community pharmacy teams.

PSNC Briefing 061/18: Changes to the availability of gluten-free foods on NHS prescription (updated 3rd December 2018)

Please visit PSNC for more information.

Gluten Free prescribing guidelines by CCG area can be seen below:





Please contact the relevant CCG for further information: click here for CCG contact details.