Gluten-free Food Service
The Gluten-free Food Service is a voluntary service for people that need to eat gluten-free foods as part of their care. This service is available through most community pharmacies. See NES Gluten Free Food Service: support pack for community pharmacies.
NHS Inform contains information on:
- How to register
- Food lists and allowances - The NHS Highland gluten-free food list is available on TAM below
- How to order gluten-free foods and the downloadable order form
- Gluten-free Food Service Patient Information Pack
- Downloadable Gluten-free Food Service Patient Information Leaflet
- Printable version of the Highland gluten-free food formulary
For GPs: here is the downloadable registration form to be printed and given to patients (NHS Highland intranet access required).
Community Pharmacy Scotland provides information for pharmacists and patients on the Gluten-free Foods Service.
Coeliac UK has information on Coeliac Disease and gluten-free diet and lifestyle.
NHS Inform has information on living with Coeliac Disease.
Food List (Formulary)
This Food List (Formulary) is a list of prescribable gluten-free products that can be ordered by patients in NHS Highland. It gives a wide, but not exhaustive list of available gluten-free products. In line with lists in other areas of Scotland, our list aims to give patients a wide selection of products whilst keeping the Food List (Formulary) affordable. In time, some products may be deleted from the list and some may be added; your Community Pharmacy will keep you updated of changes.
Products which are labelled as wheat-free are prescribable for individuals with established gluten-sensitive enteropathies with co-existing established wheat sensitivity. Products have also been annotated as lactose, milk or soya free, where the information is available from manufacturers.
If you have any additional diagnosed food intolerance or allergies please contact your Dietitian for more information. If you have any problems please speak to your Community Pharmacist or Dietitian who will be able to help.
When first diagnosed with coeliac disease you may be provided with starter packs by some manufacturers however it may be worth contacting manufacturers directly for sample packs of items in this Formulary – see manufacturers' contact details.