Yesterday I took a particularly sad telephone call. It was from the daughter of a ninety-two year old lady who has had full blown classic Pernicious Anaemia since her early thirties. For the past twelve years her doctor has refused to prescribe the injection of B12 believing that she no longer needs them. “My mother is dying before my eyes – I know she’s 96 but the symptoms of her B12 Deficiency are getting worse and worse. I’m sure she would be a different person if she had the injections again”. I was able to give the daughter the telephone numbe of a doctor in the private sector. What was really worrying was that the lady told me that the GP was refusing to prescribe B12 to any patient over 60 yrs of age. I told the caller to ask the patients to contact me.