With only 3% of British adults aware that the symptoms of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) are also common symptoms of coeliac disease, national charity Coeliac UK, is calling on greater awareness of the similarity of symptoms and urges anyone with IBS to ask their GP for a coeliac disease blood test, if they have […]
We were lucky to catch up with dietitian Fiona Headridge. Fiona is a specialist dietetic practitioner for Coeliac Disease. She works for the NHS in Tayside, Scotland. She was one of the dietitians who pioneered the Scottish community pharmacy gluten-free service and joined us to give an insight into how the service was developed […]
This module is designed to support pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other healthcare professionals to understand the various important aspects of the use of the Scottish community pharmacy gluten-free service. Learning objectives Recap about the history of the service. Learn about the uptake of Gluten-free prescriptions. A reminder of the key benefits of the […]
I have known I have coeliac disease for five and a half years now. I was diagnosed at the age of 23. The worst bit about being coeliac is definitely the embarrassing fuss that is often created when I eat out. I am ever hopeful that there will be some unexpected benefits. But, there are […]
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ENCOURAGE your customers to use this food diary to monitor their daily food choices to help them make an informed choice on the quantities of gluten-free staple foods they will require. Click on the picture below to access a pdf of the the diary which can be printed off, or emailed.
WHEN, like me, you have been able to eat what you like for 45 years with no symptoms, bar excessive fatigue, it is a shock when this comes to an end. I was a silent coeliac. A sense of loss One of my favourite pastimes was trying out new food, and eating out, but when I […]
PEOPLE using the Scottish Gluten-free Food Service may find this useful. We have made the gluten free order form editable, so instead of having to hand write the form, they can type in their requirements, easily save a copy for reference, and can e-mail the completed form to their chosen pharmacy if appropriate. In addition, we have completed some […]
THE gluten free food service (GFFS) enables all people in Scotland (except those in care homes) who have been diagnosed with coeliac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis to receive GF products without having to get a prescription from the GP practice. The GFFS was introduced in 2014 as a pilot to investigate the feasibility […]