Response to NICE public health guideline on Vitamin D10 July 2014
NICE public health guideline on Vitamin D: implementation of existing guidance to prevent deficiency
The Paediatric Specialist Group responded on behalf of the BDA. They highlighted the need for the guideline development group to provide clear guidance for health professionals on the supply of, and access to, vitamin D supplements. In particular, the Healthy Start supplements, and the need to addresses barriers in relation to knowledge and attitudes.
The guideline should also consider what advice health professionals should give to those who are not eligible for Healthy Start supplements, for example what Vitamin D supplements to advise those patients take and where to advise patients to buy them from.
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