NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Medicines Update

Vitamin D: updated resources

NHSGGC Osteoporosis Strategy Group has produced a clinical guideline on the prevention and treatment of Vitamin D deficiency in adults

The main aim of the guideline is to aid:

  • the identification of patients in which there is a robust evidence base for increasing vitamin D levels 
  • decision making around the most appropriate method of increasing their vitamin D, eg through increased sun exposure, dietary sources, over the counter vitamin D supplements or prescribed vitamin D supplements. 


Following publication of the guideline, a number of queries were received from clinical staff around practical application. The Prescribing Management Group: Primary Care reviewed these queries and, having sought consensus from local experts and the authors published a frequently asked questions document and patient information leaflet to offer practical advice for prescribers.


Published 19/05/2017