Patients missed one in 10 of 45 million outpatient appointments in England last year, according to new figures from NHS Information Centre for health and social care.

Patients missed one in 10 of 45 million outpatient appointments in England last year, according to new figures from NHS Information Centre for health and social care. Men aged 15-44 were most likely to miss appointments. Outpatient clinics handle 180,000-200,000 appointments each working day, falling to around 130,000 on Fridays.