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Please note that the surgery will be closed from 12.30 -6.30 pm on Thursday 4th April 2019.   Rushall Medical Centre (excluding the branch site at Pelsall Village Centre) will re-open for a short period of time from 6.30 - 7.00 pm.   If you need to see a doctor during these times please contact Waldoc on 01922 501999.  

Rushall Medical Centre have recently adapted the guidelines produced by Walsall CCG on prescribing Vitamin D for daily supplementation.

 

The Department of Health recommends vitamin D supplementation in certain high risk adult groups in order to prevent Vitamin D deficiency.

 

  • Funding of vitamin D supplements to protect and maintain bone, teeth and muscle health and for long term maintenance is a personal responsibility.
  • Vitamin D is readily available to purchase in pharmacies, health food shops and supermarkets at a far lower cost than on prescription.
  • It is expected that patients will purchase such supplements.
  • Community pharmacists or other healthcare professionals are able to advise on suitable vitamin D products.
    • NB: *Pregnant /breastfeeding women may be eligible to obtain vitamins free of charge as part of the Healthy Start Scheme. Further information on the eligibility criteria can be found at www.healthystart.nhs.uk.

    This does not affect GP prescribing of high-dose Vitamin D preparations that are not available over the counter.

    Rushall Medical Centre Surgery will be working in line with the above guidance to promote self-care and will try to reduce the prescribing of these medicines.

    For any questions or concerns about this guidance please get in touch with us.

     
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