Choose and Book
Patients in England who need to see a specialist, in many cases are now given more choice over where to receive their hospital treatment. This system that is used to refer them is called Choose and Book. Not all appointments are available on Choose and Book.
Research shows that patients want to be more involved in making decisions about their healthcare. The aim of Choose and Book is to give patients more options when making a decision about which hospital they will be treated at.
With Choose and Book they can also choose the date and time of their first appointment. Patients can book their appointment either with the GP or GP surgery staff, by calling the Choose and Book appointments Line, by visiting a website called Healthspace or by calling the University Hospital Booking Centre.