vitamin D guidelines for prescribing and supply


Please find attached the latest guidance from our local health economy on testing and treating for vitamin D deficiency.  The guidance directs patients currently receiving Vitamin D on prescription without a medical condition requiring vitamin D correction to purchase Vitamin D. As a result, you may notice an increase in OTC requests for vitamin D, patients will require either the 400unit (10mcg) or 1000unit (25mcg). Please note, any patients requesting to purchase 800 units (POM) can be advised to purchase 1000units.

Preparations for the Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency and Insufficiency 2016 Vitamin D Flowchart May 17 Why do we need Vitamin D_leaflet_v8

Vitamin D Flowchart May 17

Preparations for the Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency and Insufficiency 2016