GP appointment? Don’t need it? Cancel it!

We know people forget things, cancelling GP appointments being one of them.

It’s easy to forget things from birthdays, your keys or even people’s names. We recently did some research to find out why people did not attend (DNA) their GP appointments and the biggest reason for this was that people had simply forgotten about it. In fact almost 4 in 10 people had forgotten to do this. You can help us and other patients. If you cancel a GP appointment you no longer need it means someone else can have it.

Tell us about your #forgetfulfriend

We know people forget things, cancelling GP appointments being one of them. So we thought let’s find out how forgetful you or your friends are and if you have any funny tales.

We want everyone to spread the word but we wanted to find a fun way to do this. So that’s why we’re asking you tell us about your #forgetfulfriend. Get on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tell us any funny stories about how you or your friend has forgotten something – make sure you tag them #forgetfulfriend.

Get involved

If you want to spread the word, it’s dead easy just download any of the pictures below. We’ve also got some posters that you might want to print off and share where you work. If you need anything else or have an idea that could help us get in touch commsleedswestccg@nhs.net

Share these images on social media and tell us about your #forgetfulfriend

Social media image forgotten something - keys in car door

Social media image forgotten something - burnt pies

Social media image forgotten something - boxer shorts

Social media image forgotten something - alarm clock

Social media image forgotten something - shopping bags on top of car

Campaign graphic - can't make it cancel it

Download did not attend resources

Did not attend campaign poster – boxer shorts (PDF)

Did not attend campaign poster – woman on bus with child (PDF)

Did not attend campaign poster – running late (PDF)

Did not attend campaign poster – remind a friend (PDF)

Did not attend campaign postcard – boxer shorts (PDF)