Letter to manufacturers of Gluten-free products
Healthcare Quality and Strategy Directorate
Pharmacy and Medicines Division
T: 0131-244 3433 F: 0131-244 2326
5 May 2015
REVIEW OF GLUTEN FREE FOOD ADDITIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICE
As you may be aware, the Scottish Government commenced the national Gluten-free Food Service (GFF) as an Additional Pharmaceutical Service (APS) to be delivered through NHS community pharmacies throughout Scotland, on a 12 month trial basis from April 2014. I enclose a copy of the Circular which announced its introduction and set out the aims and objectives. This trial has been extended to 18 months, ending on 30 September 2015 to allow an evaluation of a full year implementation of GFF APS.
I have agreed to lead a review of the trial pharmacy service, to assess its success in meeting the aims, objectives and desired outcomes, and recommend if the service should continue following the trial period. I am currently gathering views from a wide range of stakeholders, including patients who use the trial service and pharmacists involved in delivering it. A report will be submitted to the Scottish Government on the review outcomes by summer 2015.
If your company has any specific comments that you would like to considered as part of the review, please send them in writing to me by 1st June 2015 to my email address: email@example.com
If you have any questions about the review process, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Email: Elaine Muirhead