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Local health body to trial UK first in gluten free products

Local health chiefs at NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group are trailblazing a new scheme, the first of its kind in the UK.

Dr Shaun O’Connell, a local GP and the CCG’s Clinical Lead for the project said:

“This pilot scheme will allow patients to choose how they spend their vouchers, giving them a greater choice of staple gluten free foods.

“We need at least 100 people with coeliac disease, who are registered with a GP practice in the Vale of York to take part in the proposed scheme which is expected to start on 1 February 2016. 

“Patient involvement and their feedback are crucial to this pilot scheme and the assessment of how it has worked.”

The supermarkets currently taking part are the Co-op, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons and Tullivers health food shop on Colliergate in York.

Local people; with a diagnosis of coeliac disease, that would like to take part in the pilot scheme can register their interest by phone 01904 555 870 or email by 22 January 2016.

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