For me this wonít be the case If food is no longer allowed on prescription. Our nearest supermarket is about a 14-mile round trip, itís only a small Tesco so has little choice, whereas my GP surgery who also dispense is a short walk away. In regards to how our surgery deals with the GF food orders, as far as I can see it is no different to ordering the other items I get on prescription, regular things that are on my list I can order via the phone, in person or online, there is a manager who deals with the orders that are on our records, anything out of the ordinary would require a doctor to authorise. I am then phoned when the items arrive to collect.
With regards to our getting used to not having the prescriptions like other countries please see this link https://celiac.org/celiac-disease/resources/travel-resources/celiac-policies-around-the-world/
I also listened to the debate and in my opinion Dr Cave sounded a bit nervous, it was like he felt uncomfortable in his position, after all people on the other side of the debate were saying how detrimental it would be for patients and as a doctor he should want the best for his.
All that said I do appreciate that it is a difficult decision to make in what to provide to patients, however only this week I heard that the NHS may be giving rewards out to people who lose weight.
I feel that newspapers such as the Daily Mail, have exaggerated and lied about what is available to us saying we get pizzas, cakes and doughnuts etc, and a lot of people have looked at the headlines and jumped on the bandwagon without knowing the facts.