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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Health Care: Attendance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property 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
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 196776 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
star this property 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
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-12-07T13:02:06.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy remove filter