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Uhuru's appointments (in NASA zones) do no worry us.
More than 72,000 outpatient appointments were missed last year at South Tees NHS Hospitals Trust - which runs James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough.
The trust says that missed appointments increase waiting times for other patients, and has a knock-on effect across NHS services.
NHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS North Kirklees CCG said if more people made the effort to cancel appointments they would be able to offer those vacant slots to other patients and reduce appointment waiting times for everyone.
This includes texting patients their appointment details as well as sending a letter.
In case the patient fails to attend on time, the health centre will assign this appointment to another patient.
MORE than 20,000 patients failed to turn up for their initial appointments at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen hospitals in the first eight months of this year.
On the day of my appointment I arrived for an eleven o'clock slot.
Walgreens is always seeking innovative ways to help patients manage their health better, "and by enhancing access to information and appointments, iTriage furthers this goal, " said Heather Helle, divisional vice president for the retailer's Consumer Solutions Group.
If a patient cannot make their original appointment, we urge them to inform the hospital or GP practice to reschedule.
The morning of my appointment I waited but no ambulance showed up.
The NHS Constitution says patients should contact their doctor as soon as possible if they cannot make their appointment.