The latest General Practice appointment figures show that 752,333 appointments were carried out in Kent and Medway in December 2021 This is in addition to GP teams giving over 300,000 vaccinations / boosters in the same month.
Data released from NHS England shows that over nearly 445,000 face-to-face and home visits were undertaken, despite additional bank holidays and the Christmas period, showing that General Practice is very much open for business and very busy.
There was a decrease in the numbers of people not attending their appointments, with 42,347 appointments not attended in December. We would urge anyone who can no longer attend any appointment (be it with their GP, a vaccination appointment or a hospital appointment) to please cancel them. This allows the NHS to use the time to see other patients in need.
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