Good morning everyone,
Funding for the NHS was on the news again this morning and I think that we in the UK are very fortunate having the NHS and I think that it's also up to 'us' its recipients to use it wisely rather than taking it for granted.
I can get a prescription and take it to the pharmacy in Tesco's and because of procurement costs, I have to have a minimum of 6 loaves so the cost to the NHS is kept to £8.40 for a 400g loaf (£50.40 for 6)...or I could go to the Free from aisle and buy exactly the same 400g loaf for £2.80 1/3 of the cost to the NHS.
I chose to bake my own and I use naturally gf flours like quinoa flour and I add sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and linseeds. So my bread packs a nutritional punch and I'm not reliant on the NHS for my daily bread.
Part of the problem is how medications have to be stored and transported and the pharmacist gets a fee of around £1.00 for dispensing it so should we be able to get things on prescription that are so costly to the NHS compared to buying them as an individual?
And I know what I feel as to me the NHS is well worth protecting.
Here's a photo of some of my bread and this is my solution to the NHS being ripped off over gluten free foods. 😊
BBC article about NHS funding: