New location for B12 injections

Please see the following information regarding changes to B12 injections.

GPs and the Scottish Government have a contract setting out the services GPs will be providing. The last contract in 2018 stated that some services would in future be carried out by Health Boards and no longer by GPs and their staff. This included B12 injections.

The team at Biggar Medical Practice have continued to provide this service, even though the funding from the Scottish Government stopped in April 2023.

The number of patients registered with the Practice has increased by 320 to 8020 since January 2024. However, as the physical size of the Practice building remains the same, we cannot increase staff, and therefore have had to make the difficult decision to stop certain services that we are not contracted to provide. 

Consequently, this means that the provision of B12 injections will cease at the practice from July 1st 2024, albeit appointments made before the 1st of July for dates between the 1st and 12th July will still be honoured.

What this means for you is that to receive B12 injections in the future you will need to request your prescription, then make an appointment at a local treatment room, the closest of which is Lanark

How do I request my prescription?

Prescription requests can be made in writing to Biggar Medical Practice. Forms can be obtained at reception. We also accept requests via our website.

How do I make my B12 appointment from 1st July?

There are a number of treatment rooms available that patients can choose from. However, the practice will be referring existing patients initially to Lanark treatment room due to its close proximity, and to make the transition of current patients as smooth as possible.

If you would prefer a different location such as Carluke, please contact the practice to advise accordingly.

Lanark Treatment Room: Tel: 01555 667150

Carluke Treatment Room: Tel: 01698 754400

Everyone at the practice understands that this will be particularly frustrating for patients, especially given the rural nature of our location. Unfortunately, without the investment in space, and clinical funding from the Scottish Government, the practice is unable to continue absorbing this extra workload without compromising the current services to patients.

GP Partners & Staff

Biggar Medical Practice.