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True cost of NHS missed appointments

THE TRUE COST OF MISSED APPOINTMENTS 24 hours in the NHS Average number of patients dealt with by the NHS every 24 hours: 666,666 GP 18,904 outpatient appointments 32,876 GP appointments are missed every day The consequences @£$$% Longer waiting list Staff frustration £162 million wasted every year What else could the money be spent on? 23,691 years' London hospital ultrasound critical treatment patients fed parking 2,793 1 45,428 machines hospital for a year 17,052,63 1 pairs of crutches 6,000,000 X-ray scans 85,263 birthing procedures 28,173 hip replacements wwww w 981,818 MRI scans 655,870 405,000 days' basic hospital care 7,043 nurses' or 2,347 GPs' annual salaries ambulance call-outs 230 years 27,000,000 sets of patient pyjamas 108,000 gallstone operations 108,000 extra people's care treatment general care of intensive NHS facts 00 GP 2,300 hospitals 8,000 GP practices with: 154,000 specialist staff 372,000 36,000 147,000 doctors nurses managers Spending growth £109.721b £64.173b +70% 2003/04 2013/14 Net expenditure in 2013/14 was £109.721 billion - up 70% from £64.173 billion in 2003/04 The possible solutions: Cancellation FINE form missed online appointment fines cancellation forms SMS reminders SMS reminders The power of SMS 2 nd 4 SMS reminders One dental practice swapped 2nd class mail for Textlocal's SMS solution saving £2,100 88% £252 It cut annual costs from more than £2,100 to just £252 - a saving of 88% Sources: The Department of Health BBC NHS Wales NHS Careers Frimley Health - NHS Foundation Trust NHS - Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group The Daily Mail NHS England NHS Confederation South Central Ambulance Service text local Contact Us: ® www.textlocal.com M +44 (0) 1244 752 299 & info@textlocal.com Business Mobile Messaging CH

True cost of NHS missed appointments

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Today the BBC are covering the cost of missed NHS appointments. This infographic looks at the actual cost of missed appointments throughout the year as well as some interesting facts on what that mone...

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