Change in guidance for gluten-free prescribing

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Following new local NHS guidelines, we have been informed that we should no longer issue prescriptions for gluten-free foods for most patients.

The NHS Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board (ICB) has requested this change. Gluten-free foods are now more widely available in supermarkets, restaurants, and shops. Historically these types of foods were only available on prescription. 

The ICB have provided a Frequently Asked Questions document has been produced to explain the rationale for this change.

Recipes and tips for managing a gluten-free diet on a budget is available via the Coeliac UK website.