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GF-LogoMarch 9 2015

An online survey is underway to assess service users’ and pharmacy contractors’ views on the trial Gluten-free Food Service.

The Scottish Government introduced the service at the end of 2013 to allow people with gluten intolerances to collect gluten-free foods on the NHS directly from pharmacies without the need for the GP to prescribe the food items.

The trial service has been extended until September 2015, with the proviso that an assessment be conducted before then into how successful the trial has been in terms of improving clinical benefit, cost effectiveness and any other impact on participating parties.

NHS Circular PCA (P) (2015) 05 says that this assessment is now underway, and is also inviting feedback from NHS Boards. Service users and pharmacies can respond via an online Survey Monkey system although a postal version of the patient survey will also be available via community pharmacies.

Community Pharmacy Scotland says that patient materials to flag up the survey will be provided with the next Public Health Service poster delivery.

The patient and pharmacy contractor surveys are open until March 31. A further survey on GPs’ views will then get underway in April.

Links:

Scottish Government NHS Circular PCA (P) (2015) 05     

Community Pharmacy Scotland     

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