9.4.1 Foods for special diets

NICE NG20: Coeliac disease: recognition, assessment and management

Gluten Free Products

Coeliac disease is a medical condition which requires lifelong exclusion of gluten from the diet and dietary compliance is the key to successful management.

Many everyday foods are gluten free e.g. potatoes, rice, fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, corn and rice based cereals etc.

GPs should only prescribe bread (fresh or long life) and bread mixes - see gluten free products approved for prescribing.

Refer to dietician for issues relating to dietary management and advice on everyday foods that are gluten free:

Tel: 0300 131 4532 or e-mail: esh-tr.Dietitians@nhs.net 

  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs with Shared Care Guidelines
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status