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Can’t make your doctor’s appointment? Please call to cancel

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Did you know that over 15 million GP appointments were wasted last year because no one called to cancel?

And over 7 million of these were with family doctors – all that wasted time is the equivalent of over 600 GPs working full time for a year.

Each missed appointment costs an average of £30, putting the total cost to the NHS at more than £216million pounds. This is money could be paying for:

  • The annual salary of 2,325 full-time GPs
  • The annual salary of 8, 424 full-time community nurses 
  • 224, 640 cataract operations
  • 58,320 hip replacement operations
  • 216,000 drug treatment courses for Alzheimer’s  

Make it your new year’s resolution to let your GP know if you can’t make your appointment – thank you!