This position statement covers all single-ingredient preparations of vitamin D prescribed within the Lancashire NHS health economy for the management of deficiency and insufficiency states. This document is not intended to provide full guidance for the use of vitamin D within the NHS in Lancashire. Local protocols should also be consulted where they exist.
This policy only covers preparations without a product licence. Preparations with a product licence should only be prescribed for its licensed indications.
The prescribing of Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements, Herbal and Homeopathic medicines without a product licence in the NHS in primary care and secondary care in Lancashire is not recommended unless funding has been agreed for an individual product for a specific indication.