The national law firm, Stephensons has provided vouchers to its clinical negligence clients so they can stock up on vitamins this winter.
This year, perhaps more than ever, boosting immune health has never been so important. A lack of vitamin D in particular has been linked to a reduced immune system, hair loss as well as bone and joint pain. Scientists have suggested increasing vitamin D intake could help to protect against some of the more serious complications of the coronavirus.
Stephensons made the decision to help its clinical negligence clients with the expense of purchasing vitamins and keep them in good health before the worst of winter sets in. Subsequently, the government is now considering providing free vitamin D tablets to over 2 million people deemed extremely clinically vulnerable.
Commenting on the initiative, Judith Thomas-Whittingham, Partner and Head of the Clinical Negligence department at Stephensons said:
“Maintaining our health and wellbeing is so important over the winter months. Darker evenings and the need to stay home more during the pandemic mean we aren’t getting out in the sun as much as we would normally.
“At Stephensons, our aim is to support our clients in any way we can, many of whom are extremely clinically vulnerable and this year we have extended our usual support to offering vitamins to help them through these unprecedented times.
“I am delighted that many of our clients have accepted the offer of support and hope that this small gesture provides them with a boost over these next few months”.