GP appointment? Don’t need it? Cancel it!
We know people forget things; cancelling GP appointments being one of them. Remember to cancel your appointment if you don’t need it.
How to Cancel an Appointment
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please give us as much notice as possible so that your appointment can be offered to someone else.If you are cancelling please telephone the surgery as soon as possible, and at least 30 minutes before your appointment time. This will enable us to offer your appointment to someone else.
Alternatively you can cancel your appointment online using Patient Access if you are signed up to the service. Cancellations notified less than 30 minutes before the appointment time will be recorded as failure to attend (DNA).
You can also cancel an appointment by replying ‘CANCEL’ to your text reminder.
Repeated failure to attend booked appointments is a significant waste of NHS resources.