Why GPs are writing fewer prescriptions for gluten-free food

Why GPs are writing fewer prescriptions for gluten-free food
 

Doctors are writing out fewer prescriptions for gluten-free items, figures have revealed.
NHS figures show that GPs in the Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) area prescribed one gluten-free item for every 37 people in the first five months of 2017 or a total of 6,534 items worth £195,682. That is down by 29% on the same period in 2013.
The Examiner reported in July how a decision by the Greater Huddersfield CCG to take gluten-free bread off the list of items available on prescription had left Honley man Thomas Lynen facing the prospect of paying a month £53 for eight... read more

 
31 August 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 37
Source: Examiner
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