On Wednesday, I asked the Scottish Government what they are doing to raise awareness among the public and healthcare professionals of the symptoms of leukaemia. This is a really important issue: according to Leukaemia Care, patients with leukaemia have a significantly higher rate of emergency diagnosis than those with other forms of cancer, which means that people only find out that they have leukaemia when they present with an emergency.

It is therefore vital that we improve public awareness of leukaemia with existing public health initiatives and ensure everyone presenting with one or more of the symptoms of leukaemia has a blood test to either rule out or diagnose leukaemia as early as possible.

I support Spot Leukaemia, the early diagnosis campaign run by Leukaemia Care, which you can read more about here.