Padiham Medical Centre

An award winning GP Practice, serving over 13,000 patients with a full range of enhanced services.

Did Not Attend Appointments

Missed appointments, known as Did Not Attends (DNAs) can cause serious delays in treatment for other patients. We have a high demand for appointments with all our clinicians, if you are unable to attend your appointment please contact the surgery as soon as possible; this allows us to arrange for other patients to be seen.

We do offer a text reminder service where you receive a text message confirming your appointment date & time, however this is not a guaranteed service and should not be replied on to remember your appointment details.

From January – December 2016 we had 2,419 missed appointments:

December 2016: 122

November 2016: 181

October 2016: 180

September 2016: 211

August 2016: 163

July 2016: 181

June 2016: 225

May 2016: 225

April 2016: 266

March 2016: 269

February 2016: 181

January 2016: 215


Patients who consistently miss appointments may be un-registered from our practice.

We would like to thank our patients who do cancel their appointments in advance as it allows us book in other patients needing treatment with a clinician.