Adult care homes - vitamin D supplementation guidance: business and regulatory impact assessment

This business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the potential effects of the use of guidance to support the adoption of existing recommendations on Vitamin D supplementation for eligible people living in adult care homes.

3. Consultation

3.1 Public consultation

We have consulted a number of external stakeholders via the SLWG and outwith. This included

  • Scottish Care – representing care homes
  • Care home providers –
  • Geriatrician/ academic
  • Scotland Excel/ COSLA
  • Care Inspectorate
  • Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  • NHS boards – Ayrshire and Arran who supported the pilot
  • Six care homes that participated in the pilot in A&A – provided views via an evaluation

3.2 Within Government

We have consulted the following stakeholders within Government and other national agencies through one to one engagement and through the SLWG:

  • Scottish Government policy leads for vitamin D in the Diet and Healthy Weight Team Population Health Strategy & Improvement Division
  • SG Clinical and Pharmacy professional advisers from the CMO and Chief Pharmaceutical (CPO) teams and CMO, CPO
  • SG Pharmacy Policy
  • SG adult social care charging team
  • Food Standards Scotland

3.3 Business

We have consulted a number of care home providers and those representing care home providers

  • Six care homes participated in the pilot in Ayrshire and Arran and fed their views via an evaluation
  • Two care homes representatives were members of the SLWG
  • Scottish Care who represent the care home sector were members of the SLWG and we had several meetings with Scottish Care CEO and with their nursing workforce lead to discuss the work and the impact on care home providers.
  • We organised one follow-up workshop with care providers to discuss the outcome from the pilot, next steps and the impact on business. Only one provider could attend in the end. We therefore met one other provider who provided views. We plan will collate and share the views expressed by providers to Scottish Care.



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