The latest news from Coeliac UK is that Northamptonshire PCT is to reconsider its policy of restricting prescriptions for gluten free foods for coeliacs.

I’ve posted about this before, discussing NHS cuts for gluten free food and Northamptonshire prescription cuts, so am very pleased to see that they are having a rethink. It is important that coeliacs stick to a gluten free diet, to avoid ill health, and providing some basic staples to enable this will save the NHS money in the long run …

And it is more than just a change of mind, apparently, and more of a significant rethink – they are to remove the need for a prescription by giving patients a points system they can use to choose the gluten free products they want. I haven’t seen any details for how this will work, but it sounds very interesting. As long as patients are awarded enough points, of course, and we don’t swap prescription cuts for points cuts. Watch this space …