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DNA Policy

Non-Attendance of Appointments at Blyth's Meadow Surgery

There are increasing pressures upon all doctors and nurses to reduce waiting times and increase patient access.

Sadly, an average of 35 appointments are wasted each week due to patients not giving us notice that they would not be attending their appointments.

We would appreciate it, if you know you cannot attend an appointment, that you cancel as early as possible.

To cancel you appointment please call
01376 552508 or
reply to your text reminder confirming you wish to cancel.

From 1 January 2018 we will be monitoring patients that do not attend

  • If you fail to attend your appointment without informing us* we will contact you on each occasion and record this in you medical record.
  • If you fail to attend 3 appointments in a 12 month period without a valid reason, you may be removed from the practice list and asked to find an alternative GP.

* We ask that you give a minimum of a days' notice that you are unable to attend your appointment.

Our full DNA Policy can be viewed here.

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