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Nutritional supplements

Pharmacists should be fully aware of the extent of VMS needs and the opportunities to encourage better uptake


This CPD module is about the key topical issues for pharmacy professionals around nutritional supplements. It explains the size of the market, highlighting key supplements, it discusses the Healthy Start scheme, vitamin D requirements in childhood and pregnancy, and summarises the SACN report on vitamin D.


To be up to date with the key topical issues around nutritional supplements.


After completing this module you will:

  • Be aware of the some of the policy and practice context around VMS provision
  • Be more familiar with VMS provision with regardto new new mothers and children
  • Have a better understanding of the role of vitamin D
  • Be aware of the new governmental guidelines on vitamin D.


Charles Gladwin is a pharmacist and freelance medical writer.

About this module

Once you have completed this module, record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

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