Patients who fail to attend for their appointments and do not inform the practice incur significant cost to the practice and to other patients in terms of lost appointments. The practice is committed to providing appointments to meet the needs of patients but cannot replace appointments lost due to failure to attend.
The practice Did Not Attend (DNA) rates are shown below - all of these appointments could have been made available to other patients.
|Appointments booked / not attended
|6729 appointments booked
157 patients did not attend
|5877 appointments booked
189 patients did not attend
|5857 appointments booked
160 patients did not attend
|5624 appointments booked
164 patients did not attend
|6073 appointments booked
171 patients did not attend
|5957 appointments booked
162 patients did not attend
|6270 appointments booked
203 patients did not attend
|5839 appointments booked
146 patients did not attend
|6571 appointments booked (including flu clinics)
227 patients did not attend
|7202 appointments booked (including flu clinics)
236 patients did not attend
|7289 appointments booked (including flu clinics)
308 patients did not attend
|5230 appointments booked
245 patients did not attend
Please help us to help you by always cancelling an appointment you are unable to attend or no longer need. If you are unable to attend your appointment, please inform us by;
It is our practice policy to monitor all cases of patients not attending appointments and contact will be made with all patients who fail to inform the practice that they will not be attending their appointment.
Patients who repeatedly fail to attend appointments and do not contact the surgery in advance will be sent a letter.
A further DNA appointment following the issue of the letter will result in review of the circumstances by the Practice Manager and one of the Partners to determine what action will be taken.
Possible outcomes in this situation are:
- The patient will receive a further warning letter that further occurrences of DNA will result in their removal from the practice list.
- The patient will be sent a letter informing them that they will be removed from the practice list.
Should you have any comments, suggestion or concerns regarding our policy on appointments please ask to speak to the Head of Reception.