Gluten Free Foods

Service Overview

GFFSThe Gluten Free Food Service (GFFS) was introduced in 2014 as a pilot to investigate the feasibility of a community pharmacy-led supply service for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of Coeliac disease or Dermatitis Herpetiformis. 

The Scottish Government announced in Autumn 2015 that the GFFS would become a permanent aspect of the community pharmacy contract. This followed a review which was published following the initial 1 year pilot. The Gluten Free Foods Service Review and the Scottish Government Response will inform future service development.

Key Facts Sheet

We have created a Gluten Free Key Facts Sheet to help you understand the requirements of the service. We will continue to add resource to support you with service provision.


Contractors will be paid £125 a month for taking part in the service. Due to poor CHI capture on CPUS forms by contractors, PCA(P)(2016)13 made an amendment detailing deductions which may be made from this payment should a contractor’s CHI capture for the service fall below set levels.

NHS Inform Information Pages

NHS Inform have produced a series of information pages for patients and health professionals

A patient information pack and leaflet have also been developed.

Pharmacy Support Materials

NES Pharmacy have produced a support pack to help pharmacy teams with the delivery of the Gluten Free Food service. You can also download a copy of the

Gluten-Free Food Requirement Order Form

Generic support tool assessment is available to print off if required.