It's thought that £162 million is lost each year through missed GP appointments, but would you be prepared to pay for doing so?
A new survey suggest 70 per cent would be willing to pay £10 if they missed an appointment and research suggests there are 23 per cent fewer missed appointments if patients are sent a text message.
So, would a fine work and is the penalty enough of a deterrent?
Heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 95 miles an hour from Storm Imogen are causing widespread travel disruption this morning.
The Met Office has issued weather warnings for Wales and southern England.
Rail services have been disrupted and drivers have been warned to expect delays during the morning peak-hour rush.
Richard Gaisford has more on the disruptions.
A nursery school in Kent is facing closure after it was sending photos of children to their worried parents to show that they are happy after they leave.
Cindy Fox, owner of Cherubs nursery in Linton, says she simply wanted to reassure concerned parents but she has been told by education watchdog Ofsted that the pictures jeopardise the safety of children - and as a result the school has been stripped of its outstanding rating and branded inadequate instead.
We'd love to know what you think too. Does your child's nursery send you photos of your child? Do you think it's OKor agree with Ofsted that the use of mobile phone in nurseries is unsafe?
Parts of Britain are being lashed by high winds and heavy rain today as Storm Imogen moves in, with southern England and south Wales facing the brunt of gales
The prison system has failed in a ''scandalous'' way, the Prime Minister will say today as he announces his vision for prison reform across England and Wales. David Cameron says re offending rates are too high and there are shameful levels of violence within our current system.
Turkey is being urged to open its borders to the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing airstrikes. Aid workers say the situation is becoming increasingly desperate.
The Duchess of Cambridge has voiced her belief that the nation's children should be supported through difficult times in their lives. Her comments at the beginning of Children's Mental Health week come as the National Union of Headteachers call for more funding for counsellors in school.
The Oscars race row was among the top talking points at the Evening Standard Film Awards in London last night. The event which celebrates English and Irish talent awarded trophies to Dame Maggie Smith, Emma Thompson and Idris Elba who championed diversity during his acceptance speech.
This year we started naming storms - and let's face it, some are rather amusing (storm Nigel, anyone?). But why does this system exist and how does it work? Laura is here to explain.
I hope you are happy with yourself, I can no longer sleep in my own bed
An 11-year-old girl who left frightened of the dark and unable to sleep after burglars stole birthday and Christmas presents from her house has written a passionate letter to the criminals to make them realise the consequences of their actions.
The thieves broke into Paris Mulholland's family home in Intake, Doncaster a week after her 11th birthday. In the letter, which she wrote in her school book, she tells the burglars how much they "hurt" her and that she cries for two hours each night.
I felt I had more power once I wrote to them
It's been a stormy week for many - and more wet and windy weather is due over the weekend. Laura Tobin tells us more in her Friday outlook for the next couple of days.