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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Primary Health Care: Attendance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
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pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to address the effects of missed appointments on primary care services. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 196776 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
answer text <p>We recognise that missed appointments are a waste of National Health Service resources. We believe that encouraging patients to use the NHS sensibly and responsibly is the right approach and we are supportive of local schemes to highlight the number of missed appointments to their patients. However, it is ultimately a matter for the local NHS and primary care providers to decide how best to raise awareness and implement measures to reduce missed appointments.</p><p> </p><p>Primary care providers are encouraged to offer patients different ways to book appointments, send appointment reminders by text messages, and make it quick for patients to cancel or re-arrange appointments e.g. through the use of an online service.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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answering member
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label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
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label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this