A LOT is said and written about the cost of the NHS and the financial pressures it is under.

I often wonder what the costs are of the postage for hospital appointments I receive which are then hastily cancelled by a follow-up letter.

Quite often I receive a letter through the post for an appointment well in advance and within a few weeks another comes cancelling it.

Now that might not seem like a big thing in itself, but magnify that to the many thousands of patients this could also be happening to and that cost really adds up.

This seems like a right waste – surely all the highly paid executives at the NHS can come up with a better solution?

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