October 2017 media round up

Once again there has been lots of coverage in regional press surrounding prescription cuts, below is a sample of the coverage. In addition Sarah Sleet, Coeliac UK Chief Executive was interviewed along with a Coeliac UK case study by BBC London News TV in regard to the decision by CCGs in Hertfordshire to cut gluten free prescribing.

Away from prescriptions there has also been online coverage in the following national and trade publications:


BBC 1’s Eat Well for Less programme featured Coeliac UK member Angela and her five daughters, two of which have coeliac disease. You can watch the programme again on iPlayer. The show was mentioned by most of the national press including The Sun, The Times, INews and Daily Mail as well as in over 30 regional press.

The new series of CBBC’s Operation Ouch! features Coeliac UK member Maisie, who has been in episode 1 and 5 and will also appear in two further episodes.

We are also currently working with a researcher from BBC Newsround for a feature called Invisible Illnesses and two of our case studies should be appearing in this programme before the end of the year.

Other coverage with no online links includes:

  • Absolute Magazine
  • BBC Good Food
  • Café Life
  • Elle
  • Fit & Well
  • Free From Heaven
  • Great British Food
  • Healthy Diet
  • Healthy Food Guide
  • New Scientist
  • Nursing Children & Young People
  • OOH magazine
  • Pharmacy Business
  • Radio Times
  • Real People
  • Runner’s World
  • Sainsbury’s magazine
  • Waitrose Weekend
  • Women and Home
  • Women’s Weekly.

There has also been lots of coverage on coeliac disease and the gluten free diet across the country including in the following publications:

  • Bath Chronicle
  • Berwickshire News
  • Blackpool Gazette
  • Bristol Post
  • Dudley News
  • East Riding Mail
  • Eastern Daily Press
  • Huddersfield Examiner
  • Isle of Wight County Press
  • Jersey Evening Post
  • Lancashire Evening Post
  • Leicester Mercury
  • Liverpool Echo
  • Londonderry Sentinel
  • Manchester Evening News
  • Metro North West
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne Journal
  • Nottingham Post
  • Peterborough Evening Telegraph
  • South Wales Echo
  • Teesside Evening Gazette
  • The Journal
  • Western Daily Press.