Raising Awareness of Thrombosis

I am delighted to offer my support to Thrombosis UK and World Thrombosis Day. This is an important awareness campaign, which highlights the issues that surround venous thromboembolism ("VTE") and the other conditions that lead to VTE in patients. 

At the beginning of the month, I sponsored the Thrombosis UK Scottish Patient Awards 2016 in the Scottish Parliament and met some incredible fundraisers, former sufferers of VTE and families and friends of those who have had a thrombosis-related condition. 

Given that a person dies from VTE every 6 seconds globally, it is vital that our NHS can ensure that those who develop VTE are treated swiftly and safely.