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B12 Information and Advice

B12 Information and Advice 

Due to the current Pandemic we have received guidance from the British Society for Haematology regarding B12 injections. 

We are informed that the liver will store sufficient B12 for up to 12 months, following initial loading doses of B12 injections

They have therefore suggested that it is safe for ALL patients receiving B12 injections to have their next injection extended by at least another 3 months, i.e. a 6 month gap from the last injection, without the need for additional treatment, unless you only commenced your injections in the last 6 months, in which case, you need to supplement with 1000mcg (1mg) tablets, purchased over-the-counter.

We are currently reviewing the literature regarding B12 replacement, and will be contacting all our b12 patients in due course, with further information regarding their ongoing management   

Feel free to supplement your liver stored B12 by increasing intake of:

Eggs, meat, milk, dairy, fish (salmon and cod) and fortified foods- most breakfast cereals and breads

Or purchase B12 tablets over the counter/ online chemist - a dose of 100mcg once daily would be sufficient, 1000mcg (1mg) tablets are also available

You cannot ingest 'too much' Vitamin B12, any excess passes safely out via the kidneys

We are not able to prescribe oral B12 supplements at this time 

Due to how busy we are please do not call the surgery you will be contacted by member of the nursing team with further guidance 

Mental Health Support

What to do if you need urgent mental health help:

  • Please call 0300 303 3972 and our dedicated local NHS staff will support you to access the help you need;
  • The helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to people of all ages – including children and young people;
  • The helpline is now the first port of call for mental health help – it is operated by people in your local area who will know how best to support you. If you call NHS111 you may have to wait longer for help and will be re-directed to this local service – so call 0300 303 3972;
  • Please note, A&E and 999 are not the best places to get help for the majority of mental health problems – call 0300 303 3972 to be directed to the best local service to support you;
  • You should still call 999 or go to A&E if you have an immediate, life-threatening emergency requiring mental or physical health assistance;
  • For non-urgent help and general wellbeing advice, the CWP website contains information and links to resources to support people with anxiety, low mood, and worries relating to the current Covid-19 pandemic www.cwp.nhs.uk
  • For children and young people there is also a dedicated website MyMind.org.uk

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see coronavirus advice for travellers and a list of high risk countries on uk
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

In Scotland call your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours.

In Wales call 111 (if available in your area) or 0845 46 47.

In Northern Ireland call 111.

Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk.

 

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