December 2015 media round up
The Guardian published an article looking at the growth of the gluten-free market which included a quote from Sarah Sleet, Chief Executive – this was also picked up by The Times.
There was coverage mentioning Coeliac UK in:
Other coeliac disease related coverage was published in:
There were also 800 mentions of gluten-free in the media over the past month, a sample of national coverage includes:
The Daily Mail continues to run articles mentioning coeliac disease and/or gluten-free on a regular basis and recently published these two articles:
- Giving up gluten can make you FAT: Trendy devotees claim going gluten-free stops bloating and tiredness. But there's a catch...
- Could going gluten-free boost your brain power? Landmark study reveals diet 'reduces fatigue and increases energy levels'.
They also finally published an apology which was printed at the end of last month on page two of the paper following the front page story in August about gluten-free prescriptions. A great result due to our reaction and mobilising our Members to voice their frustrations at the inaccuracies in the piece. You can read more on this from one of our Members in spring Crossed Grain.
In other national print media there has been coverage in magazines including:
- People’s Friend
- The Week
- Woman’s Own
- Healthy Food Guide
- Your Fitness
- Athletics Weekly
- Gluten-free Heaven
- Closer Magazine.
We have issued a number of press releases to regional media where gluten-free prescriptions are under consultation by the CCGs. In addition to previous coverage there has been coverage in the following publications in the last few weeks:
- Bury Times
- Maldon and Burnham Standard
- Clacton, Frinton & Walton Gazette
- Braintree & Witham Times
- Essex Evening Gazette
- Local Government Chronicle
- Norwich Evening News
- Eastern Daily Press
- Halstead Gazette
- Essex Chronicle
- Blackpool Gazette.
There was also a fantastic piece by Tony Cartwright, a Member of our Health Advisory Network and pharmacist on the letters page of the Pharmaceutical Journal in which he states the case for gluten-free prescriptions to remain available to those diagnosed with coeliac disease.
So as ever lots going on and already a number of articles and features planned for early 2016.