GPs across central Norfolk are reminding patients who have booked an appointment to keep it or cancel it.
Everyone knows that GPs and practice nurses are really busy. They try to offer as many appointments as possible on the day, or to suit each patient.
But if people fail to show, it means someone else could have had that appointment.
Added up, the number of minutes attributed to ‘did not attends’ by GP practices in central Norfolk equates to something like 7 doctors a year.