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Appointment Alert: In the month of October, 14.5 hours of GP and nurse time wasted due to non-attenders ; Please be considerate to other patients and cancel unwanted appointments. Please utilise Walk in Centres and minor ailments schemes at your local pharmacies where appropriate. Thank you



 

We have a very high demand for appointments.  This is made more difficult by the number of missed appointments, particularly when the apppointment has been extended to 30 or 40 minutes.

Listed below are the number of appointments missed in 2016/17, for both GPs and Nurses:

January 2016  37

February   65

March  71

May   32

June   50

July   52

August   51

September   71

October   62

November 61

December  47

January 2017    48

March 2017   65

April   61

June 2017   52

July 2017  113

September 88

October   87

This equates to between 6 1/2 hours to 22 hours approximately of wasted time per month which could have been used seeing patients.

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please telephone 0300 1231893 and let us know.  Even calling 10 minutes before the appointment was due would be a help !  Please be considerate to other patients.

 
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