NHS England has announced that 2.7 million vulnerable individuals will be offered a free winter supply of vitamin D.
All care homes will automatically receive supplies for their residents, while individuals on the clinically extremely vulnerable list will receive a letter inviting them to opt in for a supply to be sent directly to their homes. Deliveries will be free of charge, starting in January 2021, and will provide 4 months’ worth of supplements to last people through the winter months.
Please be aware that this scheme is being organised by NHS England and not by the practice. If you are eligible for a supply, a letter will be sent directly to you by NHS England advising you what to do.
Dr C Hirst
8 December 2020