What is Choose and Book?
Choose and Book is a service that allows you to choose your hospital or clinic and book an appointment with a specialist.
Since summer 2004, Choose and Book has been introduced across England. It will eventually be available to all patients.
Using the Choose and Book Scheme, when you and your GP agree that you need to see a specialist, you are able to choose from at least four hospitals or clinics. You will also be able to choose the date and time of your appointment.
The benefits of Choose and Book:
- You can choose from five hospitals
- You can choose the date and time for your appointment.
- You experience greater convenience and certainty. With the old system, your hospital or clinic chose the date and time of your appointment and sent you a letter with this information. This may not have been convenient for you. With Choose and Book, you pick your own appointment date and time - the choice is yours.
- There is less chance that information will get lost in the post because more correspondence takes place through computers.
For more information see the Choose & Book NHS Website