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NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG considers changes to gluten-free prescribing policy

Published on Dec 13, 2016

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is seeking people’s views over proposals to stop the prescribing of gluten-free products for patients over the age of 18.

Gluten-free bread, flour and pasta can currently be prescribed for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of Coeliac Disease. However, the cost to the Scarborough and Ryedale CCG is almost £60,000 a year.

The proposed revision to the policy could potentially affect around 240 adult patients in Scarborough and Ryedale who are currently entitled to gluten-free products on prescription.

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