Healthy Start vitamins in Wales

Health boards can sell them to non-beneficiaries for the following prices (which are inclusive of VAT):

Children drops: £1.64 per bottle

Women’s tablets: £0.83 per bottle

The regulations allowing this in Wales are the Sale of Goods for Mothers and Children (Designation and Charging) Regulations 1976. (Note: the Provision of Healthy Start vitamins in Wales is unaffected by the changes to the reorganisation of the health service in England. As a result, the Sale of Goods for Mothers and Children (Designation and Charging) Regulations 1976 continue to apply in Wales. The Local Health Boards are therefore able to continue to sell the Healthy Start vitamins to those outside of the Healthy Start Scheme in Wales.)

Ordering Healthy Start vitamin supplements:

 In Wales, health boards order from Welsh Health Supplies or NHS Supply Chain – as applicable.

Reclaiming the cost of vitamin supplements issued free to Healthy Start beneficiaries

WF6 forms are issued quarterly, health boards should record the number of bottles issued on this form. Your finance department should send this form, together with an invoice, to:

Dr Sarah Rowles
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ

sarah.rowles@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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