Medicines

Here you will find the recommendations we have made about the use of individual medicines in Lancashire.

Vitamin D (colecalciferol and ergocalciferol)

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NICE TA: 
Indication: Asymptomatic patients that are at high or normal risk of vitamin D deficiency
Disease category: Nutrition and blood
Commissioning responsibility: CCG
PbR excluded: No

Background

Asymptomatic patients that are at high or normal risk of vitamin D deficiency should be advised to: increase their exposure to sunlight, increase the intake of food groups that are high in Vitamin D or purchase vitamin D supplements over the counter (OTC). The prescribing of Vitamin D is not recommended (RAG status ‘Black’).

Recommendation

LMMG recommendation: Black
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Reason for decision:  Not recommended for prescribing on the NHS in Lancashire

Supporting documents:

Vitamin D Position Statement (Version 2.1) (375.9 KiB)

Vitamin D Patient Information Leaflet (Version 2.0) (238.0 KiB)

Decisions of Lancashire local decision making groups:

NHS Blackburn With Darwen CCG and NHS East Lancashire CCG NHS Blackpool CCG NHS Chorley and South Ribble CCG and NHS Greater Preston CCG NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG NHS Morecambe Bay CCG NHS West Lancashire CCG

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