Teaching & education
Vitamin B12 deficiency is a hugely misunderstood condition – there’s no denying that.
It’s often overlooked, misdiagnosed, or dismissed entirely. The latter of these three actions is often due to healthcare practitioners and medically trained professionals having significant gaps in their knowledge thanks to a curriculum that allows barely any time for learning about this very common deficiency or nutrition as whole.
During their entire medical degree, the average training on B12 deficiency for doctors lasts around 30 minutes. Nurses generally receive no training at all.
I want to change that.
My own education in B12 deficiency started in early 2012 – I have researched and studied this complex subject intensively due to its impact on my own life and that of my loved ones. Coupled with the fact that so little is still understood about B12 deficiency in the wider community, I feel morally obligated to advocate for and educate as many as I can to make a real difference to countless peoples’ lives.
Education and training with Tracey Witty
If you or your team need to update your knowledge of B12 deficiency and gain invaluable CPD (certificate provided), I’m happy to say I can help. I offer training that can be tailored to your specific needs or those of your organisation, if applicable.
I truly believe our greatest tool in treating Vitamin B12 deficiency is knowledge – you will gain invaluable information on this very common condition so you too can change the way B12 deficiency is seen and treated.
I’ve provided essential education for:
- Health care professionals
- Mental health clinicians
To find out more about the type of training I can provide for you, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can chat about your specific needs and how best I can help.
For whatever reason(s) medical professionals’ understanding of nutrition remains in the dark ages. Given its fundamental central role in health and its immensely complex absorption and utilisation the understanding of Vitamin B12 is particularly hard hit by this level of ignorance in the health sector. Tracey’s website and blog is a vital and truly excellent source of light in this situation and I commend her for all her great efforts. Thank you.
Dr David Morris (GP)
Tracey is one of those truly special people that genuinely cares about spreading awareness of B12 deficiency, and helping those diagnosed with it. She has worked selflessly and tirelessly over the years, to help those in need. Her excellent website is a fantastic resource, full of information – for those wanting to learn more about B12 deficiency, as well helping those seeking a diagnosis and treatment. Tracey’s conference (held a few years ago), was an eye-opener, flawlessly presented, and a phenomenal CPD event.
If you’re thinking of hiring Tracey as a guest speaker to present at your medical conference – do not hesitate, as you won’t be disappointed. Tracey’s extensive knowledge, kindness, friendly, professional nature has been inspiring. Keep up the great work!
Archna Shah, Chiropractor
I am amazed at the effect you have had on the nurses and students in North Wales Tracey – this is true public/patient engagement at its best! Thank you so much and please keep up the good work even if we wear you out with our constant questions!
Dr Marjorie Ghisoni Phd, Bangor University.
Marjorie also details what she had learned from my work with both her colleagues and students at Bangor University and the RCN North Wales on her own blog titled The cost of compassionless care.
Tracey was invited as a guest to a CPD event with the Academy of Physical Medicine which was described by the organisers as:
“One of the most important and informative live broadcasts we have done, giving a wealth of information not covered in medical training, and exposing the shortcomings of the conventional response. Addressing B12 deficiency properly would have HUGE medical and social benefits, but there is an equally huge problem: lack of awareness and recognition of this common condition.”