How SMS could save healthcare trusts serious money

Whether it’s for a haircut, tattoo, car service or medical consultation, it’s all too easy to forget to go to our appointments. However, not turning up can cost businesses a huge amount of money, and healthcare trusts are suffering in particular.

In the UK, missed appointments cost the National Health Service (NHS) £912 million (around $1.2 billion) a year –equivalent to £160 ($225) per appointment. No healthcare trust can afford to lose this sort of money, especially when there’s such an obvious solution to the problem: SMS reminders.

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