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

The number of bottles issued should be recorded by health boards onto a WF6 form (download here).  Your finance department should send this form, together with an invoice, to:

Healthier Lifestyles
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ

healthystart@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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