This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Allowing advanced booking pushes your DNA rates up

Re-your news report headlined 'GPs stop advance bookings to achieve

48-hour access' (July 7), in my experience if you allow patients to book too far in advance your DNA rates will go up.

I have been able to prove this by simply auditing capacity and demand in my practice and trying to match both.

I am getting near to the 48-hour access. This is called advance access, and believe me it works.

Dr Luis Castilla

Portsmouth

Rate this article 

Click to rate

  • 1 star out of 5
  • 2 stars out of 5
  • 3 stars out of 5
  • 4 stars out of 5
  • 5 stars out of 5

0 out of 5 stars

Have your say