Contrast
  • Home
  • News
  • Vitamin D supplement supply following government announcement

News

You will find in this category news and articles published by the CCG.

Vitamin D supplement supply following government announcement

Many people have been indoors more than usual this year and so might not have been making enough vitamin D from sunlight. Particularly during the autumn and winter months, everyone is advised to take a supplement of vitamin D every day to support general health and in particular for bone and muscle health.

Vitamin D supplements are available to purchase in pharmacies, health food shops, and supermarkets. It is expected that patients will purchase such supplements. Community pharmacists or other healthcare professionals are able to advise on suitable vitamin D products.

This advice is particularly important for people who have been shielding this year due to COVID-19 because they are most likely to have been indoors over the spring and summer and so may not have been able to obtain enough vitamin D from sunlight.

A free 4-month supply of daily supplements of vitamin D is available for all adults who are clinically extremely vulnerable to support general health and in particular for bone and muscle health.

To opt-in to receive a free supply of vitamin D if you qualify, you will need to register details between 30 November 2020 and 4 January 2021 here


You can use this service if all of these apply:

  • You have received a letter from the NHS or the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) saying you're at high risk from coronavirus
  • You're aged 18 or over
  • You live in England
  • When you apply, a check will be made to ensure you are on the shielded patients' list of people at high risk from coronavirus. If you have received a letter about this already, you're on the list

Do not opt-in to receive the vitamin D supplements if:

  • You are already taking a vitamin D supplement or are prescribed Calcium and vitamin D by your GP or healthcare professional
  • You are currently living in a nursing or residential care home as supplies will be provided directly to the home where you live

Distribution of the vitamin D supplements will start from January 2021.
Further guidance on how to safely take vitamin D supplements will be provided during the opt-in process.


You can find general advice on vitamin D here: www.nhs.uk/vitamin-d.

The CCGs latest news and events

No events

In The News

Latest Tweets

Twitter logo

@NHSNWCCG

We are supporting #LGBThistorymonth. This is the 1st of several posts celebrating the lives of inspirational peopl… https://t.co/SBJjQb1ocx


Twitter logo

@NHSNWCCG

The #COVID19 #vaccine will only be administered free of charge through the NHS. They will never: 💳 Ask for bank de… https://t.co/jgiaNaWjm8


Twitter logo

@NHSNWCCG

Spotting serious illness in children can be tricky. Some serious problems may appear and you won’t be sure if they… https://t.co/lnTqPOY8DZ


Twitter logo

@NHSNWCCG

It's great to see the public supporting the NHS in such innovative and imaginative ways. Thank you 🙏🏼 #norwichbanksy https://t.co/7rgC3YkUiv


Twitter logo

@NHSNWCCG

Join our webinar on Thursday 28th Jan at 4-5pm for parents of children aged 3-5 years old. Book your place via… https://t.co/myqCURPXdi


Twitter logo

@NHSNWCCG

RT @NHSEngland: The COVID-19 vaccine will always be available free of charge and the NHS will never ask you to share bank details to confir…


Twitter logo

@NHSNWCCG

RT @NNUH: Bending the government guidance can cost lives. Only leave your house for your daily exercise or for an essential trip (to do t…


Twitter logo

@NHSNWCCG

RT @JamesPagetNHS: Would you like to join us? We’re advertising healthcare assistant, admin and pharmacy roles and also have opportunities…


Twitter logo

@NHSNWCCG

RT @TeamQEH: Thinking of joining #TeamQEH? We're looking for: ⭐Endoscopy Staff Nurse ⭐Consultant Radiologist ⭐Specialist Paediatric Dieti…


Twitter logo

@NHSNWCCG

RT @TeamQEH: Thinking of joining #TeamQEH? We're looking for: ⭐Endoscopy Staff Nurse ⭐Consultant Radiologist ⭐Specialist Paediatric Dieti…