When I first got diagnosed with Coeliacs in 2001 I used to get all my food on prescription for years. When I turned 18, I stopped getting it on prescription for a while as more gluten free foods were emerging in the supermarkets and it was a lot cheaper than prescriptions.
Now I’m Uni I get free precriptions again and I wanted to try to get some basics on prescription as the food is so expensive. However, when I went to the doctors, I was told that due to cut backs on the NHS it was “no longer the policy of the practise” to perscribe gluten free foods.
I was really shocked and confused by this – surely as people with an auto-immune disease we are
entitled to have food perscribed that helps us adhere to a gluten free diet?
Has anyone else had problems like this? I have written to Coeliac UK in the hope of getting some answers, as I am confused as to where I stand! Does anyone have any advice??