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Re: CCGS GF
Posted by Lily P on 16/8/2017, 16:52:51, in reply to "CCGS GF"
Yes, Marina, GPs can prescribe anything for an individual patient of theirs- as long as it is not on the 'blacklist' so your doctor CAN prescribe GF items to you as a diagnosed coeliac if s/he thinks you need them (on medical grounds).
To stop this situation of GPs prescribing GF when the local CCG has suggested a ban on GF prescriptions for coeliacs/DHers requires the Government to change the law.
Hence the consultation doc.
Even in the consultation document re stopping GF basics on scrip they say:
...The NHS cannot tell a GP what to prescribe. Prescribing rights are explicitly laid down
in legislation as part of General Medical Services regulations and only the Government can amend them....
Link: Impact assessment Link