When patients miss appointments, it can be disruptive for our GPs, for you, and other patients in need of care.
Why is it important?
More than 15 million general practice appointments are being wasted each year because patients do not turn up and fail to warn surgeries that they will not be attending.
Around 7.2million are with GPs, which adds up to more than 1.2 million GP hours wasted each year – the equivalent of over 600 GPs working full time for a year.
From November 2022 to January 2023, there were 126 appointments at this GP Practice booked, but patients did not attend.
When a patient does not attend, it stops another patient being seen sooner.
Please cancel appointments you cannot attend.