Leeds GP on charging for missed appointments

It is estimated that about 10% of first appointments in hospitals are missed - slightly higher for follow-up appointments. At Doctor Richard Vautrey's surgery in the Meanwood area of Leeds, around 6% of appointments are missed - slightly higher for nurse appointments, and lower for those with GPs.

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Missed GP appointments

There are calls for patients to pay a deposit when making an appointment with their GP - which they would forfeit if they failed to turn up