Medical Centre bids to reduce missed appointments
& Berrow Medical Centre has introduced a new patient reminder
service in a bid to reduce the number of missed appointments.
From next week patients at Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre
will benefit from text message reminders for booked appointments
at the surgery.
In the last 6 months, 743 doctors appointments (3%) and 1630 nurse
appointments (8%) were wasted when patients failed to arrive or
notify the surgery that they no longer need their appointments
equates to wasted resources as we are unable to rebook these appointments,"
a spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
is particularly important to us all during the busy winter months.
Less wasted appointments, mean shorter waiting times for everyone!"
"Patients who wish to cancel their appointments can now leave
an answerphone message for the receptionists, which is picked
up on a daily basis."