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 his policy is on CCGs discontinuing prescriptions for gluten-free food; and if he will make a statement.

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

Clinical commissioning groups hold the budget for primary care prescribing. It is their responsibility to give prescribing guidance to their member general practitioner practices, taking into account best practice, national guidance and the needs of their local populations.

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