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Patient no-shows: Your comments

Doctor in surgery. Pic: Astier/SPL
Image caption Missed appointments cost millions

Missed appointments cost the NHS more than £600m a year. But as well as the cost and inconvenience some patients are risking their lives by not attending, argues Dr Jacqui Phillips in this week's Scrubbing Up.

Dr Phillips, legal adviser at the MDU says doctors should chase patients who do not attend, or face complaints.

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