I nearly suggested to my GP receptionist yesterday that alongside number of GP and nurse appointments that were missed by patients in the last week, they should also publish the number of patients who had to wait over 10 minutes past their appointment time to see the health professional.
Quarter of an hour late for me, no patient in the consulting room all the time I was waiting.
45 mins for us at NHS dental practice the other day.
And that was for a 09.00 appointment. They were all there but dog knows what they were doing.
I used to find it ironic that in the off-springs' primary school, the only prize given was for attendance. They stopped giving awards for attainment and progress or prowess on sports day, they didn't believe in encouraging competition. So they ended up awarding the one thing over which the children had no control (and no, it wasn't a school where attendance was an issue) - pointless.
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