Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th July 2018.

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Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Chair, Procedure Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) advantages and (b) disadvantages of removing access to gluten-free foods on prescription.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

An assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of removing access to gluten-free foods on prescription was undertaken by the Department in the impact and equality impact assessments. The impact assessments can be found here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/678190/GF_foods_impact_assesment.pdf

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/678183/Equality_impact_assessment_-_GF_food.pdf

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