HOW TO AVOID BECOMING A DNA
If you cannot attend or no longer need an appointment, please ring us in advance.
Mistakes do happen and the Practice understands that appointments can be forgotten about or overlooked.
In such cases, the Practice will take into account the reason given by Patients. Preference, of course, is for the Practice to know in advance so we can offer the appointment(s) to other patients in need.
SHOULD YOU NEED TO CANCEL, HERE’S HOW:-
By telephone – appointments line 01527 66511
What We Are To Doing To Reduce DNAs
We are reminding the general public what our policy is and we feel that it is important to enforce it robustly.
We are currently reviewing our emergency appointments and routine appointments availability.
Here is what we will endeavour to do to help you not become a DNA:-
- We will always print appointment details for Patients who make an appointment face to face at our reception desk. Our appointment slips contain our telephone number should Patients need to cancel (even at short notice).
- If you make an appointment over the telephone, we would suggest that Patients’ record/document the date and time in a way that can be easily accessed – in a diary, on a calendar or for the more technically minded on a mobile phone.
ENSURE WE HAVE AN UP TO DATE MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR YOU SO WE CAN REMIND YOU OF YOUR APPOINTMENT AND YOU CAN CANCEL IT EASILY IF YOU NEED TO
Our staff are trained to repeat all appointment details and clarify understanding with Patients at the time of making the appointment.
KEEP IT OR CANCEL IT! SOMEONE ELSE NEEDS THE APPOINTMENT!