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Referrals, choice, and booking

Your doctor may refer you for further investigation and/or treatment.  We use the national choice and booking system and you will be asked to see our specially trained secretaries who will guide you through the process of choosing the hospital or service for your treatment, and how to book your hospital appointment. 

If you have questions about your referral, please contact the hospital concerned or ring our secretaries Pam Houghton and Laura Smith, on 01993 701782 and they will do their best to help you.

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.

When you and your GP agree that you need to see a specialist, you will be 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 at least four hospitals
  • You can also 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. This may not have been convenient for you. With Choose and Book, 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



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