Open consultation

Gluten-free foods on NHS prescription


Seeks views on proposed changes to what gluten-free foods are available on NHS prescription in England. Full details are in the consultation document below.

This consultation is being held on another website.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The government has decided to restrict gluten-free prescribing to bread and mixes only, following the March 2017 consultation on the availability of gluten-free foods on NHS prescription.

This new consultation provides the draft regulations that will allow this and describes what will be done to apply the changes.

Respondents are invited to consider the proposed regulations and answer 3 questions that are designed to make sure the changes are meaningful, fair and inclusive.

An equality impact assessment was carried out ahead of the March 2017 consultation.


Gluten-free foods on NHS prescription in England: impact assessment

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Published 21 August 2018