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Coeliac awareness

With this week being Coeliac Awareness week, pharmacist Babir Malik created signposting guide for newly diagnosed coeliacs

May 14 to 20 is Coeliac Awareness week so I have produced a signposting guide for newly diagnosed coeliacs.

Official UK Charity 0845 305 2060

Members get sent the Food and Drink Directory every year, which contains details of gluten-free products from different supermarkets.

A contact from a local Coeliac UK group will contact the patient within a week of registering with the site.


These are not all the manufacturers available, but they are the ones that will send free samples out to newly diagnosed coeliacs:

Juvela 0800 783 1992 

Dietary Specials 0800 954 1981

Glutafin 0800 988 2470

Livwell 0845 120 0038

Lifestyle 0845 270 1400

Blogs and recipes

Both of these blogs contain lots of recipes and information and are also on Facebook and Twitter:

A Girls Guide to Gluten-Free Baking 

The Gluten-Free Student Cookbook 

BBC Food website


It's worthwhile reminding patients to get a pre-payment certificate too: 0845 850 0030

Babir Malik is a community pharmacist from South Yorkshire and a coeliac. He went to Bradford Univeristy and qualified in 2008 and is extremely passionate about pharmacy.

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