Across the Black Country there were more than 39,000 GP appointments missed in September.
To understand the reasons why people might not cancel appointments that are no longer needed, the NHS Black Country Integrated Care Board (ICB) is encouraging patients to share their views and take part in a survey.
The survey asks about their previous experiences with cancelling GP appointments and what measures they think should be put in place to help with this. It also includes questions such as why they might have missed a GP appointment, for example for issues with travel, work commitments or having caring responsibilities.
The survey is open until 10 December and anyone registered to a GP practice is encouraged to take part in the survey.