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Hospitals and patients urged to take action on missed appointments

Hospitals and patients urged to take action on missed appointments NHS hospitals should make more use of innovative solutions to tackle the number of people who miss their appointments, health minister Simon Burns urged today.

The number of missed outpatient appointments fell by over 250,000 last year against a background of rising demand.


However, during 2011/12 there were still around 5.5 million missed outpatient appointments, more than 10% of the 53 million scheduled appointments. More ….