Research Article

Vitamin B12 injections: considerable source of work for the district nurse.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985; 290 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.290.6477.1254 (Published 27 April 1985) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985;290:1254

Re: Vitamin B12 injections: considerable source of work for the district nurse.

As a patient with neurological symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency, for which the recommended treatment is injections every other day until there is no further improvement, I am surprised that no mention is made of teaching patients to self inject? Surely this has the potential to significantly reduce nurse appointments and save money whilst giving patients a convenient option with much more control over their own health.

Competing interests: Member of the Pernicious Anaemia Society

17 July 2017
Medina R Brown
Product Coordinator
Earl Shilton