Ivy'v Story What care and support is available for those with deletion 22q11 syndrome?


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NHS appointments no shows!

Patients missing appointments cost the health service almost 1bn last year

NHS no showAlex Mathews-King, health correspondent for the Independent reported last year that missed out patient appointments were costing the NHS more than 1bn each year.

' Patients missing appointments cost the health service almost 1bn last year, NHS England's chief nurse has said.
Professor Jane Cummings said 'the NHS was coming under pressure as never before' and called on patients 'to cancel their NHS appointments in good time if they are not able to go to them to help free up the service for those who need it'.
There were eight million missed hospital outpatient appointments in 2016/17 at an average cost of 120 each, according to NHS England figures.'

I have attended specialist clinics for 22q11 DS where at least 50% of patients have not attended. We know families often wait along time to get an appointment at the few clinics there are around the country and recognise that sometimes perhaps due to illness there may be reasons why an appointment can not always be kept but please try to attend and increase the attendance at 22q11DS specialist clinics. - Claire Hennessey - Max Appeal