Medicines

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

Vitamin D (colecalciferol and ergocalciferol)

Brand: 
NICE TA: 
Indication: For the correction of deficiency and insufficiency in high-risk, symptomatic patients as a short-course treatment
Disease category: Nutrition and blood
Commissioning responsibility: CCG
PbR excluded: No

Background

The prescribing of high-dose vitamin D (colecalciferol or ergocalciferol) as a short-course treatment, for the correction of deficiency and insufficiency in high-risk, symptomatic patients is recommended only following confirmation by vitamin D assay (RAG status ‘Green’).

Recommendation

LMMG recommendation: Green
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Reason for decision:  Suitable for initiation in primary care

Supporting documents:

Vitamin D Position Statement (Version 3.0) (195.7 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

Green

Green

Green

Green

Green