Appointments are often wasted as people do not attend following booking an appointment.
These appointments could have been used by other patients and cause delays for other patients in obtaining an appointment and deprives other patients of essential medical services.
|Month||Appointments Wasted||Total Time Wasted|
|January 2023||273||93 hours|
|February 2023||306||85 hours|
|March 2023||277||80 hours|
|April 2023||253||74 hours|
|May 2023||186||44 hours|
|June 2023||228||56 hours|
|July 2023||187||50 hours|
Patients who fail to attend appointments on multiple occasions will be sent a DNA (did not attend) letter reminding them that in future they must cancel appointments if they are unable to attend.
Should failure to attend continue we will consider advising you to register with another surgery.
To avoid being sent a DNA letter please ensure that you cancel your appointment a minimum of an hour before the appointment time. Anything cancelled after this time could count as a DNA.