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Key questions on vitamin D

Module summary

Consultant endocrinologists Dr Zaki Hassan-Smith and Professor Neil Gittoes answer questions on the prevention and management of vitamin D deficiency.

Learning objectives

This module will bring you up to date on vitamin D deficiency, including:

  • Thresholds for replacement in vitamin D insufficiency 
  • The role of vitamin D in fatigue and chronic disease
  • How much sun exposure is needed for natural vitamin D production
  • Treating children with vitamin D
Author

Dr Zaki Hassan-Smith is a consultant endocrinologist at University Hospital Birmingham and honorary senior research fellow at the University of Birmingham.

 

Professor Neil Gittoes is a consultant endocrinologist and honorary professor of medicine, at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

 

Dr Sara Ritchie, who provided the questions, is a GP in Stoke Newington, north London

Date module published
28/02/2017
Module due for review
28/02/2019
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
useful information, well referenced
Nick Stewart
14.06.2017.
Informative on impact of Vitamin D,less on management
Yahya Mahmood
12.06.2017.
Good
Karen Graham
25.05.2017.
good- topical subject
Hilary Kevan
20.06.2017.
Good
Mukthar Ahmad
17.05.2017.