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DNA's in October Posted or Updated on 10 Nov 2023

Unattended appointments in October

October was not a good month for the number of wasted appointments across Darlington GP practices.

These were all booked by patients who did not turn up for their appointments (DNAs). The figures are town wide and are from all 11 GP practices within the Darlington Primary Care Network.

145 hours of GP time costing estimated £9,000.

38 hours of Nurse Practitioner time costing estimated £1,014.

268 hours of Practice Nurse time costing estimated £4,551.

136 hours of health care assistant time costing estimated £1,500.

Please remember to cancel any appointment you no longer require or are unable to make. We can always offer these to other patients if we are given sufficient notice.

Appointments are in great demand as I am sure you are aware, if we can reduce the number of those not used, we can help you.

Thank you.

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