Codex wheat starch is widely available in Scandinavia and the EU for 2.5 Euro's when the NHS has to pay over £8.00 so food on prescription doesn't work for the NHS.
So you're right about your list of facts but then the NHS has to pay over 4 times the going rate for this convenience.
The point that I was trying to make when I joined this thread is that not all Dr's like prescribing food and not all coeliac get food on prescription or support it, like everyone on here does.
Only 40% of diagnosed coeliac are members of CUK as they have 60,000 members out of 150,000 UK diagnosed coeliac. So what are coeliac who are disengaged ie not members do not get food on prescription and cannot tolerate codex, saying in these consultations. And these to me are the coeliac who will be having the biggest influence on the CCG consultations.
Speaking as a coeliac who is neither a member of CUK or gets food on prescription I can see both sides of the argument and can see how threatened some must feel about the cuts.