|NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is undertaking a four week public consultation regarding proposals to replace prescribing of gluten free foods (GFF) with a top-up visa card scheme. This top-up visa card will only be made available to the most vulnerable patients within our community, on the basis that they receive one of the list of benefits.
As the commissioner of healthcare services, the CCG has a statutory responsibility to deliver healthcare services within the resources that are allocated to the Vale of York. You may be aware that the demands on the local healthcare system have led to a £44million shortfall in financial resources, meaning it is now essential for funding for services to be prioritised to meet the needs of the most vulnerable patients. This need to prioritise resources has led the CCG to review NHS GFF provision in the Vale of York.
The CCG understands that the proposal may be disappointing to some of our patients. The purpose of the consultation is to give people the opportunity to provide feedback to the CCG regarding the proposal and for people to have the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the proposal.
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For more information visit: http://www.valeofyorkccg.nhs.uk/consultations-and-engagement/gffsurvey/