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​New Prescribing Policy for gluten-free produce

Date: 25 September 2014

Time: 01:00

NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group has revised its prescribing policy for gluten free produce for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of coeliac disease.

From September 2014, Bromley patients with coeliac disease may request up to 8 units per month of gluten free bread, bread mix and/or flour on prescription, whatever their age.  Other gluten free products are not available on prescription in Bromley but are available to buy from a wide range of supermarkets.

The new policy has been introduced to ensure the best possible use of our limited NHS resources.   More gluten free products are now available to buy over the counter and  patients with other health conditions that require special diets do not have access to prescriptions for foods.   The policy was agreed following consultation with clinicians, patient and public representatives and Bromley Healthwatch.

If you live in Bromley and currently receive gluten free produce on prescription, please talk to your GP who can provide you with more information about the changes.

  • Summary:

    NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group has revised its prescribing policy for gluten free produce for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of coeliac disease.

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