Clots. A word many have heard of, but I wonder how many understand the effect this five-letter word has on the health and wellbeing of our population. The answer according to the Ask about Clots campaign launched last week: not enough!
As a final-year medical student approaching the start of a career within the NHS, I attended the launch of Ask about Clots with the realisation that in a little over four months, this topic would well and truly be hitting me square in the face. Despite years of lectures, tutorials, and clinical attachments, I was taken aback by the facts: