Choose and Book
Choose and Book is a service that allows you to choose your hospital and book an appointment with a specialist. NHS research has shown that patients wanted to be more involved in making decisions about their own health care needs. Most patients who were offered a choice of hospital viewed the experience as positive and valuable.
Some of the benefits include the ability to choose the date and time of your appointment as well as choosing your hospital. There is less chance that information will get lost in the hospital system as most of the correspondence takes place through computers.
How does it work?
When you have agreed to see a specialist for the first time, your doctor uses a secure website to enter your details, which then shows which hospitals are available. You can discuss with your GP the available options, and in some cases the doctor can book the appointment for you.
Security of information
The Choose and book system has strict security measures in place to make sure your personal information is held and transferred securely. Clinical information about our patients is only passed to other health professionals involved in your care.