"Appointment cancellations suggestion"
About: General practices in Lanarkshire General practices in Lanarkshire
Posted by Dod Prox (as ),
I had to cancel my appointment with Kilsyth medical practice but I had to go through the same very lengthy process of getting through on the phone to the receptionist as I would do had I been trying to get an appointment.
I have just heard on RADIO SCOTLAND at 9. 20 this morning that it costs £120 for each missed appointment! I suspect there are many missed appointments caused by people giving up queuing to speak to a receptionist purely because cancellations use the SAME number as appointments. Indeed, many of those wishing to cancel would probably give up waiting very quickly saying "well it's their blame for not having an efficient system! "
May I suggest that a new phone number be introduced dedicated to cancellations only. I am sure it would pay for itself immediately.