3 Reasons not to miss your appointment

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  1. Help other patients – If you book an appointment but don’t attend, another patient will miss out!
  2. Reduce our workload – Failure to attend or cancel an appointment increases administrative work.
  3. Save the NHS money – According to Government data, a GP appointment costs up to £50. Missed appointments waste money that you have invested in the NHS.

How can you help?

Here are 3 simple ways you can help us to reduce the number of wasted appointments:

  • Encourage family members and friends to attend or cancel their appointment.
  • Write down your appointment and/or add to your phone calendar. Even better, set a reminder.
  • Always cancel unwanted appointments, no matter how late in the day.

Non-urgent advice:

Thank you for your co-operation, support and help.

Non-urgent advice: Please Note

Due to the number of patients failing to attend their appointments it has become necessary to implement the following policy:

– If you fail to attend pre-booked appointments without informing us we will write to you asking if there are any specific problems preventing you from letting us know.

– If you repeatedly fail to attend appointments you may be removed from the practice list and you will have to find an alternative GP Practice.