Much of this enormous bread bill has been blamed on admin charges. (Eh?) It was also discovered that NHS officials in Wales paid out almost £12 for a bag of pasta and well over £7 for gluten-free biscuits. All for sale at far, far lower prices on the high street.
Gluten-free bread is subsidised via the NHS to those with coeliac disease (it's a serious medical condition, not an opt-out choice like being vegetarian).
But it's not clear why the NHS needs to be physically handing out the bread, or handling it on prescription. This sort of bread is increasingly widely available, no longer the preserve of specialist or health food shops.
Bread to be madeWelsh Assembly Shadow health minister Darren Miller revealed the charges which amounted, over a year, to £1.25m. Good business for gluten-free bread makers, of course.
What are your examples?