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Out of the 15 million patients invited to screenings each year, only 10 million attend their appointment. Evidence shows that an SMS invitation reminder can increase attendance at cancer screening by 5.2%.
That could mean 780,000 more people screened and 7,800 lives saved.
Why do patients get SMS reminders and some don’t?
Right now, it’s up to regional bodies to decide if the practices in their region will gain access to the SMS screening reminder service.
Currently, only 34% of CCGs ensure their patients receive a text message reminder alongside the traditional screening invitation letter.