poor attender

poor attender

A UK term of art for a patient who has booked an appointment to see a GP or other healthcare provider, but is regularly does not attend.
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As she is a very poor attender at meetings these opinions are not based on any knowledge or understanding.
The dental phobic is often a poor attender, and therefore likely to be most in need of treatment.
And some pupils will quickly become habitual poor attenders in the classroom.
Only one in 10 pupils who are poor attenders gain five GCSE A*-C grades.
Two in every 10 poor attenders leave school with no qualifications.
We accept that all three political parties on the council have poor attenders but they are not assistant executive members and their spouses are not criticising the way the council spends its money.
A council spokesman said, 'The council believes it is important to improve attendance rates because pupils who don't go to school have reduced life chances and poor attenders often engage in anti-social behaviour.
There is a small group of poor attenders at the school,' said a spokeswoman for Birmingham's local education authority.
The aim of the project is to encourage poor attenders to return to the classroom and provide them with access to new opportunities.
They've gone in some cases from being very poor attenders to being almost 100 percent.
Referrals are made to the service if children are not attending or are poor attenders at school.
It is based at the Barnardo's Centre in Ely and works with 11 to 13 year-olds who are poor attenders at Glan Ely High School.