P-04-571 Treating Pernicious Anaemia

We call on the Welsh Government to change the way Pernicious Anaemia is treated away from the current one-size-fits-all format towards a regimen based on the patient’s individual needs and where the patient is offered a choice of how he or she receives their replacement therapy B12 including self-administered injections.


Additional Information: The usually prescribed treatment of Pernicious Anaemia is one injection every three months.  For a great many patients this is totally inadequate.  Some doctors will prescribe more frequent injections but where this isn’t the case patients are sourcing B12 injections from various sources including the internet which is unsatisfactory.  They then inject themselves without any training and without using antiseptic wipes or lockable sharps bins.


Petition raised by:  The Pernicious Anaemia Society


Date Petition first considered by Committee: 15 July 2014


Number of signatures: 91


The Committee considered this petition on 23 February 2016 under Agenda Item 4 – Petitions Proposed for Closure, and agreed to close the petition.



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 22/09/2014