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Cancelling Appointments

 

It is very important that you notify the surgery if you cannot attend your appointment, giving us enough notice so that another patient can be booked in who needs it.

 

If your appointment is with one of our GP’s you MUST cancel at least 20minutes before.

 

If your appointment is with one of our Nurse’s you MUST cancel at least 1hour before.

 

If you do not cancel within the guidelines given above then your appointment will be recorded as a DNA – DID NOT ATTEND which the practice monitors very carefully.

Failing to attend appointments

Surgeries are always under additional pressure to meet the demand of patients requiring appointments. Please be mindful to cancel an appointment if it is no longer required so it can be used for someone else.

Between August 2016- October 2016 we have had 758 failed appointment, where patients have failed to attend for their booked appointments.

460 at Bridgewater Medical Centre

247 at Wigan Road

51 at Higher Folds

This also increases the pressure on the admin team and clinical team when other patients are having to wait for an appointment.

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