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Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency

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Time to Complete

1.00 hour


September 1, 2016


May 4, 2018

Programme Description

Around 50% of adults have low vitamin D levels. Dr Louise R Newson discusses investigation and prevention of vitamin D deficiency in primary care. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include risk factors for vitamin D deficiency, and managing rickets and osteomalacia.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Consider the impact of vitamin D deficiency in adults and children
  • Identify vitamin D deficiency and provide appropriate supplementation
  • Know when to refer children with vitamin D deficiency to a paediatrician
  • Readers' comments

    `Concise, precise and relevant.'

    `Led me to audit my patients on vitamin D.’

    `Excellent article and test.’


    Activity and test author
    Dr Louise Newson
    West Midlands


    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.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required