East Sussex - Better Together

9.6 Vitamins

Patients taking vitamins to prevent deficiency should be encouraged to purchase them over the counter.

A course of vitamins may be prescribed to correct an identified deficiency but in some  conditions such as cystic fibrosis where deficiency is likely, they may be prescribed long-term.

Supply of vitamin and mineral preparations after bariatric surgery

The local provider will supply the first 6 weeks of oral vitamin and mineral supplements post surgery. Patients are then advised to purchase an appropriate supplement over the counter.

Vitamin B12 injection can be prescribed and administered by GPs for the duration of need

  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status