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star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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star this property hansard heading Rickets: Ethnic Groups more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what analysis they have undertaken of the steps necessary to protect members of the BAME community from the risk of rickets and its complications. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to designate a group of healthcare professionals focused on the prevention of rickets.</p><p>Rickets can generally be prevented by ensuring that children have a healthy, balanced diet, spend some time outside in the sun and take appropriate supplements containing ten micrograms of vitamin D. There is already a range of resources available to increase awareness of the need for vitamin D supplements, including advice on the NHS Choices website on the importance of vitamin D for bone health, and supplements are readily available over the counter and through the Healthy Start vitamins scheme.</p><p>In August the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) updated its public health guidance on increasing vitamin D supplement use among population groups at risk of vitamin D deficiency, in the light of the 2016 Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition report on Vitamin D and health. A copy of <em>Vitamin D: supplement use in specific population groups </em>is attached. This guideline includes recommendations on how to: increase access to and availability of vitamin D supplements, including for at-risk groups such as the BAME community, ensure health professionals recommend vitamin D supplements, raise awareness of the importance of these supplements amongst the population, and monitor provision and uptake of vitamin D supplements. Local commissioners will wish to consider how best to take forward these recommendations in respect of local BAME populations.</p><p>The Government has made no formal assessment of the research referred to. Given the widespread availability of vitamin D supplements and clear guidance to health professionals and the public the Government does not believe there is a need for further strategies to prevent rickets.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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less than 2017-11-20T12:33:25.79Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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star this property file name vitamin-d-supplement-use-in-specific-population-groups-pdf-1996421765317.pdf more like this
star this property title Vitamin D supplement use more like this
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2024
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
784709
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star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Rickets more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of research published in Endocrine Connections finding (1) that the UK does not provide information to new parents before discharge on the necessity of infant vitamin D supplementation, and (2) that the vitamin D supplementation programme in infants is not monitored. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
unstar this property uin HL2927 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to designate a group of healthcare professionals focused on the prevention of rickets.</p><p>Rickets can generally be prevented by ensuring that children have a healthy, balanced diet, spend some time outside in the sun and take appropriate supplements containing ten micrograms of vitamin D. There is already a range of resources available to increase awareness of the need for vitamin D supplements, including advice on the NHS Choices website on the importance of vitamin D for bone health, and supplements are readily available over the counter and through the Healthy Start vitamins scheme.</p><p>In August the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) updated its public health guidance on increasing vitamin D supplement use among population groups at risk of vitamin D deficiency, in the light of the 2016 Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition report on Vitamin D and health. A copy of <em>Vitamin D: supplement use in specific population groups </em>is attached. This guideline includes recommendations on how to: increase access to and availability of vitamin D supplements, including for at-risk groups such as the BAME community, ensure health professionals recommend vitamin D supplements, raise awareness of the importance of these supplements amongst the population, and monitor provision and uptake of vitamin D supplements. Local commissioners will wish to consider how best to take forward these recommendations in respect of local BAME populations.</p><p>The Government has made no formal assessment of the research referred to. Given the widespread availability of vitamin D supplements and clear guidance to health professionals and the public the Government does not believe there is a need for further strategies to prevent rickets.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-11-20T12:33:44.983Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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star this property file name vitamin-d-supplement-use-in-specific-population-groups-pdf-1996421765317.pdf more like this
star this property title Vitamin D supplement use more like this
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2024
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this