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Introduce fines for failure to attend NHS appointments and mandatory reminders

Submitted by James Sushant Varma Bond on Saturday 14th January 2023

Published on Wednesday 18th January 2023

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 18th July 2023

Current Signatures: 48
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Petition Action

Introduce fines for failure to attend NHS appointments and mandatory reminders

Petition Details

Each missed NHS hospital appointment costs the NHS around £160. A fine for failure to attend should help cut this. Non-attenders inflate waiting times considerably. I suggest £10 for a missed GP appointment, £50 for a hospital appointment and £150 if you miss an operation without good reason.

Additional Information

A reminder letter should be sent 2 weeks before the appointment, followed up by a phone call to confirm attendance. A list of those who can come at short notice could be kept in case of cancellations.


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