Vitamin B complex per 1000 patients by all Sub-ICB Locations

Why it matters: One of the most common reasons why vitamin B has been prescribed is to prevent Wernicke's encephalopathy in chronic alcohol disorders. A 2019 position statement from the Regional Medicines Optimisation Committee (RMOC) states that:

The RMOC advice is to review all existing patients prescribed vitamin B complex preparations with a view to stopping treatment in all but exceptional circumstances, such as in those patients with a medically diagnosed deficiency due to lifelong or chronic condition, or following surgery that results in malabsorption.

Description: Prescribing of vitamin B complex (normal and strong tablets) per 1000 registered patients


Tagged as: Standard, Efficacy, NICE (or browse all measures)

Sub-ICB Locations are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months. Each chart shows the results for the individual Sub-ICB Location, plus deciles across all Sub-ICB Locations in the NHS in England.

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