If you are diagnosed as needing gluten-free food as part of your coeliac disease and/or dermatitis herpetiformis care, you can now access your prescription through the Scottish Gluten-free Food Service.

WHAT IS THE SCOTTISH GLUTEN-FREE FOOD SERVICE?
The Scottish Gluten-free Food Service is an NHS service that allows you to manage your gluten-free food prescription through your pharmacist instead of through your GP.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE NEW SERVICE?
Convenience – you no longer have to contact your GP to alter your prescription
Control – you will gain control of the amount and type of foods you order each month to an agreed amount
Choice – you will have a food list to choose from which means more variety in your diet
Monitoring – adults using the service will be offered an annual health check to monitor their condition from their pharmacist
HOW TO REGISTER
Before you register, your GP will inform you that you can start to use this service and let you know how many units you are entitled to each month.
Your GP will also give you a Patient Registration Form, which you bring into the pharmacy, or your GP may forward into us on your behalf.
Our pharmacist or staff will provide you with all the necessary information about the service to make it easy for you to use.
HOW TO PLACE AN ORDER
To place an order, you will choose products from a Gluten-Free Food List up to your maximum unit amount and complete a Gluten-free Food Requirement Order Form(pdf) or (editable word form) before handing in to us, or we can accept via e-mail (by prior arrangement) or fax. Tayside patients can choose to use the Tayside Gluten Free Online Ordering system.
The pharmacist will let you know when your order is ready for collection.
A new order form must be completed and handed to your pharmacist each month. If you need help with any aspect of this process then please ask any of our staff.
ANNUAL HEALTH CHECK
If you are an adult with coeliac disease and decide to use this new service, you will be invited for an annual coeliac disease health check by you pharmacist to help monitor your condition.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS SERVICE
Our pharmacist and support staff will always be happy to answer questions about your condition and this new service.
INFORMATION PACK
NHS Scotland has produced a Patient Information Pack containing more information about this service.
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COELIAC DISEASE AND/OR DERMATITIS HERPETIFORMIS?
NHS inform

www.nhsinform.co.uk/coeliacdisease

www.nhsinform.co.uk/dermatitisherpetiformis

Coeliac UK

www.coeliac.org.uk