CUK have good info which you can refer to which shows GP's prescriptions (for GF repeats to diagnosed coeliacs/DHers) are not the only way of prescribing GF ACBS foods.
...5.2 Pharmacy led supply schemes - There are examples of pharmacy-led gluten
free prescribing schemes across the UK including a national scheme in Scotland.
In England, Corby CCG, Nene CCG and Cumbria CCG have existing pharmacy led
The Scottish Government has developed a Gluten Free Food Service (GFFS) for adults and children across Scotland.
This centralised NHS gluten free prescribing service ensures equitable access to gluten free staple foods across
the country for all patients with coeliac disease.
Gluten free foods are accessed by
patients directly from community pharmacies which leads to a saving in GP time.
Following an eighteen month trial period the GFFS was adopted as a permanent
service within NHS Scotland in October 2015.
The full report is available online:
5.3 Dietetic led supply - Following the successful management of enteral feeds and
oral nutritional supplements, the dietetic department in Rotherham has also
managed gluten free prescribing since 2010.
This has improved control of
prescribing, reduced inappropriate prescribing by GPs and has received positive
feedback from GPs.
In addition, annual review for patients are now managed by
the dietetic team, leading to additional time savings in primary care.
5.4 Pre-paid chip and pin card as an alternative to FP10 prescribing - The Vale
of York CCG has launched a 6 month pilot which uses a pre-paid VISA card,
supplied and managed by the company, P&MM.
The card covers the difference in
cost between gluten free and gluten containing staple foods and can be used in any
retail outlet that accepts a VISA card. Vale of York CCG provides patients with £12-
£16 per month (depending on age). This scheme has the potential to make cost
savings compared to FP10 prescribing as well as saving clinical time....