Booking follow-up appointments

The Trust has recently reviewed the way in which it currently books follow-up appointments. Patients who require a follow-up appointment within 6 weeks of their out-patient consultation will receive their appointment from the Clinic Receptionist before leaving the hospital.

For patients who require an appointment in excess of 6 weeks, e.g. 6 months, one year etc, the Trust will write to the patient approximately 6 weeks before their due date and invite them to contact the Appointment Centre to make an appointment at a convenient date and time.

We hope by introducing this system that the number of appointments we have to cancel will reduce; and also the number of patients who fail to attend will also reduce because appointments are not made too far in advance.