Feb issue 121: Web watch

Should gluten free foods be available on prescription?

In January 2017, the BMJ held a debate on whether gluten-free foods should be available on prescription. With many CCGs across the country removing gluten-free foods from the prescribing list, despite there being supporting evidence that these foods can aid compliance in patients who require a gluten-free diet, this is a contentious issue.

The BMJ has been running an online poll to gain further opinion and insight. You can hear and read more about this at

BMJ podcasts on Soundcloud

Soundcloud is the world’s largest music and audio platform, where you can find all kinds of music and demos, but most importantly, BMJ podcasts. They are free to access; you just need to set up an account. You can find podcasts on gluten-free food, nutrition in IBD and nutrition in the management of intestinal failure, plus more at