Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th 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, if he will make an estimate of the potential savings to the NHS budget of limiting access to gluten-free food via prescription.

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

The estimate of savings to be made by reducing the National Health Service provision of gluten free foods to breads and mixes is £4.1 million per annum. The details of how this was calculated are set out in the published Impact Assessment.

The impact assessment can be found at the following link:

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

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