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Guidance update: latest SACN/PHE guidelines on vitamin D

Guidance update: latest SACN/PHE guidelines on vitamin D

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Time to Complete

1 hour


March 1, 2017


March 8, 2017
This GP clinical guidance update module is part of the MIMS Learning Essentials learning programme. A subscription gives you 12 months access to regular updates on NICE and other clinical guidance to help keep your practice up to date.

Programme Description

Dr Mark Jopling describes the latest Public Health England and Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition guidance on vitamin D. The module outlines the latest evidence on vitamin D supplementation, what’s new in the latest guidance, any areas of controversy/uncertainty and what to consider in terms of multimorbidity and vitamin D deficiency.


  • Public Health England. Advice on vitamin D. 21 July 2016.
  • Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition. Vitamin D and health. 21 July 2016.
  • Educational Objectives

    After taking this module, GPs and nurses will be better able to:
  • Recall what’s new and what’s relevant to them in the July 2016 SACN and PHE guidance on vitamin D
  • Outline the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency
  • Describe the latest evidence on vitamin D supplementation
  • Identify which patients are in need of vitamin D supplementation
  • Author

    Test and activity author
    Dr Mark Jopling
    Sunbury on Thames


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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