Letter on provision of Vitamin D to care home residents

Please see below for a letter from the Chief Medical Officer which provides advice on vitamin D supplements for care home residents.  The letter confirms that all residents in adult care homes should be assessed for vitamin D supplements (as per local formulary) as part of their regular routine clinical review and that decisions on whether to prescribe vitamin D for care home residents, including those who are shielded, should be taken on an individual basis.

Letter from CMO - vitamin D and care home residents - 21 January 2021