In the past when your Doctor referred you to a specialist, the appointment was arranged by the hospital and sent to you by post. Choose and Book is a service that has been introduced across England that allows you to choose which hospital you would like to be referred to and book an appointment with a specialist. You can find out more information at www.nhs.uk/yourrightstochoice.
We will provide you with the appointment information which will include a Booking Reference Number and a password. The appointment information will also include a telephone number you can ring to discuss the choice of hospitals that you have. If you have already chosen a hospital we will supply you with their telephone number. Once you have decided on your preferred hospital you will need to ring that hospital to make your own appointment. This is so you can choose a date and time that is convenient to you. You should ring the hospital within 7 days of receiving your appointment information. If you do not ring you will be phoned to remind you, but we will need your consent to do this.
When you ring the hospital, for your own security and confidentiality of your personal details, you will need to quote the reference number and password which we will have supplied you with.