PATIENTS have missed nearly 1 million hospital and surgical appointments across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde since 2011, the Evening Times can reveal.

The figures, obtained using a series of coordinated Freedom of Information requests, show patients have failed to show up to a staggering 901,939 appointments at Glasgow’s hospitals in the last five years.

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