Missed appointments cost York Teaching Hospital trust almost £1.5m

York Teaching Hospital trust has lost almost £1.5 million this year due to thousands of patients not turning up to appointments, figures show.
Data from NHS England shows that, between January and June, 11,977 people either did not show up for an outpatient appointment at the trust, or arrived too late to be seen.
With the NHS struggling for funds amid budget cuts and increased demand, the British Medical Association said it was crucial appointments are not wasted while the health service is “under incredible stress”.
The average outpatient appointment costs the NHS £120, according to the... read more

 
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