Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions:Written question - 163037

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Asked on: 11 July 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the potential savings to the NHS budget of limiting access to gluten-free food via prescription.
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Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 16 July 2018

The estimate of savings to be made by reducing the National Health Service provision of gluten free foods to breads and mixes is £4.1 million per annum. The details of how this was calculated are set out in the published Impact Assessment.

The impact assessment can be found at the following link:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/678190/GF_foods_impact_assesment.pdf

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