Gluten-Free Food Service

The NHS Scotland Gluten-free Food Service is for people that need to eat gluten-free foods as part of their care. All gluten-free foods are provided free-of-charge as part of your prescription. As you’ll order through your pharmacy, you’ll no longer have to visit your GP each time you need a food prescription. You can use this service if you:

    • have a confirmed diagnosis of coeliac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis
    • live in Scotland
    • have registered with a GP practice

You can’t use this service if you live in a care home but can continue to get your prescription through your GP.

How to register

If you’re invited to register your GP or dietitian will give you a registration form to complete.

You’ll need to partially complete and sign the form before taking to the pharmacy you want to register with.

For more information see NHS Inform

How to place an order

NHS Inform have quick links to the up to date lists at /food-lists-and-allowances.

You must complete a PDF or ONLINE order form each time you place an order.

Choose products from your health boards list up to your maximum unit amount

Email or take your completed form to your registered pharmacy

Collect your order

Allow 4 working days for your order to be processed before coming to the pharmacy to collect your items.

You can sign up for our notification service to allow us to text you when your order is ready for collection.

Annual Health Check

If you’re over 16 and have coeliac disease, your pharmacist will invite you to have an annual health check.

During this check, the pharmacist will ask you questions relating to coeliac disease and your diet and give you a chance to discuss your concerns.

The pharmacist can then put you in touch with the correct healthcare professional if there’s a need for further action.