Following the recent outcome of a national consultation regarding the availability of gluten-free foods on NHS FP10 prescription, Mid Essex CCG has reviewed its position and will continue current policy ie to not routinely fund the prescribing/supply of gluten-free foods.
As the long Easter weekend approaches it is important to remember that not all pharmacies and GP practices will be open over the holiday period.
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Easter will be with us before we know it. As most pharmacies and GP practices close on bank holidays, Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding people who need medication to get ready by making sure they have enough of their usual medicines to see them through the long weekend.
Paula Wilkinson, Chief Pharmacist at Mid Essex CCG, said: “We advise that you put in the order at least a week before your medication is due to run out, as it can take three to four working days to process a repeat prescription. The lead-up to Easter sees GPs and community pharmacies even busier than usual, so it’s even more important to be prepared.