CPD module: Understanding the value of VMS

Contents

  • Objectives
  • Overview
  • Routine prescribing guidance
  • VMS and CVD
  • Vit B3 complex and Parkinson’s
  • VMS and cognitive decline
  • Vitamin D
  • Calcium, vitamin D and bowel health
  • Other vitamin D studies
  • Vitamin D supplementation levels
  • Vitamin D supplement harmonisation
  • Useful resources
  • References
  • Action & Evaluation
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Objectives

After completing this module, you should be more aware of:

·       The scale of VMS prescribing in the NHS;

·       NHS England’s advice about the availability of VMS products on the NHS;

·       The general impact on health of multi vitamin/mineral products;

·       VMS and cardiovascular disease and other conditions;

·       Potential neurological and cognitive benefits of vitamin B3;

·       Recent Vitamin D research and implications for vitamin D supplements.

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