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Key questions on nutritional supplements

Module summary

Dr Sara Ritchie puts questions to GP nutrition expert Dr Rachel Pryke on assessing nutrition and effective use of oral supplements.

Learning objectives

This module will update your knowledge relating to nutritional supplements, including:

  • The BMI malnourishment categories
  • How many supplements can be prescribed per day
  • What precautions should be taken when prescribing ONS to patients with diabetes
  • The risks and caveats about prescribing supplements to substance misusers
Author

Dr Rachel Pryke is a GP in Worcestershire and chair of the GPs Interested in Nutrition Group.

Dr Sara Ritchie is a GP in north London.

Date module published
04/01/2016
Module due for review
04/01/2018
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
OK
Alan Cuthbert
08.03.2017.
good
Keshaw Mall
04.03.2017.
Useful background knowledge
Martin Lock
02.03.2017.
Useful overview.
Velautham Kuhan
25.02.2017.
excellent and very useful.
Tracey Hopwood
20.01.2017.