Four CCGs in Staffordshire launch consultation on gluten free prescribing
10 January 2020
Four Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Staffordshire have launched a consultation on a proposal to restrict the prescription of gluten free foods to children and young people under 18 and to remove access to prescriptions for adults. The CCGs are asking local people to share their views by responding to their survey.
The four CCGs consulting on gluten free prescribing are Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula and Stafford and Surrounds CCGs.
Coeliac UK communication with the CCG
We are concerned by the proposal and will share evidence with the CCG around the increased cost and limited availability of gluten free staple foods and their role in supporting management and adherence to the gluten free diet.
Research shows that gluten free staple foods are not readily available to purchase in budget supermarkets and convenience stores and that gluten free staple foods are 3-4 times more expensive than gluten containing equivalents.
Have your say
The consultation will close on 9 February and we would encourage you to respond to the consultation to make sure your voice is heard.
We would also encourage you to write to your local MP, we have a sample letter on our website which you can use and adapt to your own circumstances.
Share your story
As part of our work in opposing prescription cuts, we are looking for people who would be affected by the proposed prescription cuts to act as case studies. If you would be interested in being a case study please complete our online form. If we receive media requests for a case study, we will contact you with further details of the request.