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Gluten Free Food Service :Implementation pack

The Gluten - Free Food Service is new for 2014. From January 2014, both adult and paediatric patients with a confirmed diagnosis of either Coeliac Disease or Dermatitis Herpetiformis will be able to benefit from a community-pharmacy based Gluten-Free Food (GFF) Service. This is a National initiative introduced by Scottish Government.

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The aim of this resource is to provide community pharmacists with the necessary information and understanding to enable them to implement the National    Gluten-Free Food (GFF) Service and provide support to patients with Coeliac Disease (CD) and Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH).


After completing this support pack you will:


• Have an understanding of the conditions which require a gluten-free diet and
what the complications are when a gluten-free diet is not strictly adhered to.


• Know what the role of the community pharmacist is within the Service.


• Understand the actions needed by community pharmacy to ensure the delivery
of the service.


• Understand what is required of the community pharmacy in the Adult Coeliac Disease Pharmacy Annual Health Check on PCR.

 

Please note: the content of this resource was correct at the time of development