But Hooper urges people to notify practice if they can't attend
The health minister has confirmed he has no plans to start charging Manx residents for GP appointments.
Lawrie Hooper made the statement whilst answering questions this morning about appointments missed during the first six months of this year.
According to figures, 7,222 appointments were missed locally during that period.
Mr Hooper says Manx Care will be putting out more public messages to highlight this issue: