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Vitamin D Prescribing

Awareness of Vitamin D deficiency in the UK population has increased substantially in recent years and as a result expenditure on vitamin D products has been rising.

Developing guidance in this area has, however, been hampered for a number of reasons: opinions on the ideal level of vitamin D and optimal serum concentrations vary; the evidence-base is not completely defined in relation to best management of different vitamin D deficiency states and the monitoring required following treatment; the limited availability of licensed vitamin D products and reliance on expensive unlicensed products.

To support the prescribing of vitamin D a number of resources have been developed to help organisations and health economies implement local guidelines to improve prescribing practice in their localities. These are downloadable from the Supporting Information tab on the right.

For further information contact:

b.rehman@nhs.net or varinder.rai@nhs.net