To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance has been given to GP Surgeries on continuing B12 injections throughout the covid-19 outbreak.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
27 January 2021
The British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH), which operates independently of the Department and NHS England and produces evidence-based guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of haematological disease, has published a range of guidance in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance on the management of B12 deficiency.
On B12 injections, the BCSH guidance recommends that screening questions for COVID-19 infection are asked before patients attend their general practitioner surgeries and that alternatives to attending the surgery such as local pharmacies or home administration by district nurses should be explored. The full guidance is available at the following link: