Bulletin 275 launched - Vitamin D
This bulletin offers advice on the treatment and prevention of vitamin D deficiency with recommendations for self care, where appropriate. Vitamin D and its role in COVID-19 is discussed.
Medicines optimisation projects in this area focus on reducing the prescribing of unlicensed or special versions of vitamin D products and health supplements.
Implementation resources include a visual data pack with a vitamin D infographic, an audit, GP clinical system searches, vitamin D pathways for adults and children, self care patient information leaflet, comparison of licensed vitamin D products currently available, colecalciferol prices for licensed preparations and food supplements and a vitamin D presentation.