Giving You Back YOUR Life

Books for Doctors Scheme

Are you a doctor?  Would you like a copy of the book "Vitamin B12 deficiency in clinical practice"?  Would your doctor like a copy?

The B12d charity will send a copy of the book to any clinician who asks for one (in UK, at least).  front cover of B12 book

To receive a copy, please send us:

Your name:

Your registration number (GMC/ NMC/ HPC):

The postal address you want it sent to:

Phone number (required by Amazon in case of a problem with delivery)

Request via an email to with "DOCTOR BOOK SCHEME" in the title.

Please note the following:

  1. it will come direct from Amazon - there's no point in paying two lots of postage
  2. Amazon only print a copy when we order it for you.  There's no waste of paper, nor are there stocks of the book in boxes
  3. we can only accept requests directly from registered healthcare professionals - we won't send copies to doctors that they haven't requested (eg if a patient requests it because they want them to read it).  If you want your doctor to read a copy, either take one and give it to them to read, or get them to request it from us
  4. we don't know what demand will be like.  We will send out copies as long as we can afford it (which is why we're sending black-and-white copies), which depends on generous people donating to help us afford it for longer
  5. since the book has no profit (the cost is only the cost of Amazon printing) it's as cheap for the charity to buy on the Amazon website as to order author copies, so it really is cost-effective for us to buy copies and send them directly to you.  Besides, Hugo has Amazon Prime = free delivery which I'm extending to the charity on my behalf
  6. this is the full 299 page book.  Once you have this you don't have to buy anything else.  It has everything in.  This is not a promotion, we're just fulfiling the main aim of our charity which is to raise awareness of B12 deficiency

The books are available worldwide, but we're piloting this scheme in UK.  If it's very successful and donations are generous, then we'll explore which other countries we can offer it.  Most likely we'd want to extend it to Europe, USA, India although happy to hear what you think.

Note if you (anyone, doctor or patient or journalist or student) wish to download copies for free, or find out how to buy, then skip across to

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Susan gets very tired, which isn't much fun especially as she has so much to do. Here she tells her story.
Donna, like so many women, wants to live a normal life. Vitamin B12 could give her that chance.
Janette first appeared in the BBC InsideOut documentary in October 2006. Since then the NHS has forced her doctor to withdraw B12 replacement therapy on a number of occasions, and she tells of her struggles with having B12 and then having it taken away.
She has bravely agreed to be filmed without her usual wig, but her memory is playing up because it is so long since her last injection.
The definitive and original guide to B12 deficiency, Dr Chandy interviewed by Chris Jackson of UK BBC Inside Out Team broadcast 31 Oct 2008.
Dr Joseph Chandy explains symptoms and shows the restorative effect on one patient (other patients' families have asked that we edit out their stories unfortunately)
New documentary out from Elissa Leonard in North America, featuring Sally Pacholok and many other internationally renowned experts.
Just the way it works for humans, oral B12 can make a world of a difference for your pet. My old cat Smudge chases the young cat again, climbs ladders (and climbs down herself), and is generally as fit as she was many years ago.
The Scottish Parliament discusses Pernicious Anaemia and vitamin B12 deficiency on Wednesday 7 March 2012.
This video is over 1 hour long and represents real political change - we are at last on our way.
Julia found her eyesight going as her eyes refused to focus on the same things as each other. She's been for all sorts of tests and treatment, but now that she's on B12 replacement therapy she's starting to see an improvement.
The local MP (Grahame Morris MP for Easington - who was a BMS (BioMedical Scientist) in the labs at Sunderland Royal Infirmary) interviews people with B12 deficiency to hear their story (August 27 2010). Here Jane describes the symptoms, and how she can't wait for her next B12 injection (in fact, she knows that she needs injections every 2 weeks because she's keeping a diary of the symptoms). We're restricted how often the GP can give injections, which is why we want to raise awareness.
Dr Chandy was nominated for the North East Local Heroes award. The interviewer was at first surprised - people don't get awards for doing what they are paid to do - but she persisted.