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GLUTEN FREE PRESCRIPTIONS – Action Against Allergy

AAA support for coeliacs

Action Against Allergy is giving its support to the campaign being co-ordinated by Coeliac UK to persuade the NHS to seek an alternative to their proposed withdrawal of prescriptions for the gluten free foods needed by people with coeliac disease.

AAA trustee Michelle Berriedale-Johnson writes:
“We believe that removing access to prescription gluten free food may seriously put at risk the future health of the most vulnerable of the coeliac population.

“In the context of the NHS’ current financial crisis, this may also be a false economy. In the longer term, treating vulnerable coeliacs who have been unable to access gluten free foods may cost a great deal more than providing them with prescription foods now.”

Read the rest of the article on the AAA website here

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