PERFORMANCE: Rooftop protests, prison lockdowns and a shortage of prisoner officers supporting the NHS have all contributed to high “did not attend” rates at Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust.

For GP appointments, DNA rates were 24 per cent last November, the most recent figures published by the trust. The rates were 24 per cent for opthalmology, 21 per cent for dentistry and 20 per cent for podiatry.

Rates are not supposed to exceed 10 per cent. The problem is creating a “red” value for money risk rating.