Look North: Interview Concerning Gluten-free Prescriptions.
This week I was interviwed by Look North to discuss our personal experience of gluten-free prescription allowance for my 6 year old coeliac son.
We currently alternate between ordering bread one month and pasta the next and certainly don’t use our full allowance. We are extremely gratefull for the provision of this service and hope it will continue indefinitely. This said, change is afoot across the country and appears to vary considerably.
In the Vale of York they have approved the development of a supermarket voucher scheme to be trialled for six months. This scheme is the first of its kind in the UK. In my area of West Yorkshire, we follow a pharmacy led prescribing scheme, but personally I think the supermarket scheme is a great idea as it will free up GP and pharmacy clinical time which can only be a good thing and shop according to your needs therefore reducing unnecessary waste. The full interview can be seen below.