Newbold Verdon Medical Practice & Market Bosworth Surgery 19th January 2018

Choose and book

What is Choose & Book?

Since the summer of 2004, Choose & Book has been introduced across England.  It will eventually be available to all patients.
Research has shown that patients want to be more involved in making decisions and choosing their healthcare.  Most of the patients who are offered a choice of hospital view the experience as positive and valuable. 

The Benefits of Choose & Book

  • You can choose from a number of different hospitals
  • You can choose the date and time for your appointment
  • You experience greater convenience and certainty.  With Choose & Book the choice is yours
  • There is less chance that information will get lost in the post because more correspondence takes place through computers.

What does Choose & Book mean for me?

As well as giving you a choice of hospital, date and time for your appointment, Choose & Book will also give you the ability to:

  • plan and manage around your existing appointments, if you are currently undergoing treatment
  • fit your treatment in with your other commitments, at home and at work
  • choose appointments that fit with your carer's schedule
  • check the status of your referral and to change or cancel your appointments easily over the phone or the internet.

How does Choose & Book work?

When you and your GP agree that you need an appointment with a specialist, Choose & Book shows your GP which hospitals or clinics are available for treating your medical condition.

Your GP will, where possible, book an appointment for you during the consultation.  Alternatively they may give you an appointment request letter for you to take away with you and you will be able to book your appointment later.  You will then be able to make an appointment by either ringing the Choose & Book telephone No. 0845 608 8888 or via the internet.

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