Having difficulty accessing gluten free prescriptions?

We believe that gluten free prescriptions play a crucial role in supporting people with coeliac disease.

Be sure to check out our prescriptions page to find out what is available in your area.

We want you to feel comfortable talking about gluten free prescriptions with your healthcare provider and suggest looking at our guidelines and taking a copy of our Prescribable Products List to your GP. Then, you can discuss which gluten free staple foods are available to you and understand more about their decision making.

You could also speak with your local dietitian, as they are best placed to advise you on individual nutritional requirements, especially if you're finding it difficult to follow the gluten free diet.

Gluten free prescriptions not routinely available in your area?

Unfortunately, in England access to gluten free prescriptions depends on where you live.

If you live in England in an area where the gluten free prescribing policy has been restricted by your Integrated Care Board (ICB), and are still struggling, be sure to speak with your healthcare professional as they may be able to offer further support. Find out to how you can complain, join our campaign and share your story below. 

We would urge any members of the community living in areas where gluten free prescriptions have been withdrawn  to contact the ICB and your local MP to raise your concerns. Your support will help us make the case for prescribing. You can do so by using our template letter or by contacting the ICB directly as below. 

Join the Campaign

We are on a mission to make gluten free food more affordable and more accessible and last year we launched a campaign aiming to shine a light on the additional challenges faced by the coeliac community to avoid a cost of living crisis becoming a future health crisis. To find out more and join the campaign, check out our campaign website.

Contact the ICB

You can use our template letter to contact your local ICB. If you're not sure of your local ICB or for contact details, check out the NHS website here 

Contact your MP  

Why not raise the issue with your local MP? You can also use our template MP letter to write to them here.  You can find out your local MP and their contact details here

Tell your story to help make a change  

We’re looking for people to share their stories of how this change might impact them. If you’re happy to share your story, please get in touch.  


Understanding the NHS complaints procedure

Support our campaign and make your voice heard through the NHS complaints procedure. It recommends that you:

  • Complain to the service provider first – this will be to your GP practice. GP practices have a complaints procedure, so speak to the practice manager and complain in writing.
  • If you are still unhappy, you may want to contact your ICB in England. In Scotland and Wales, this will be your Local Health Board and in Northern Ireland, your Health & Social Care Board. You can access independent advice from your local Healthwatch (England), Patient Advice & Support Service (Scotland), Community Health Council (Wales) or Patient and Client Council (Northern Ireland).
  • And if you continue to be dissatisfied, you can contact the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (England), Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (Scotland),Public Services Ombudsman for Wales (Wales), or Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints (Northern Ireland). These offices are independent of the NHS and Government.