Vitamin B complex per 1000 patients by all CCGs

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 recent position statment 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

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CCGs are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months. Each chart shows the results for the individual CCG, plus deciles across all CCGs in the NHS in England.

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