Our Trust recognises, supports and encourages the use of the national Choose and Book system for receiving referrals for outpatient appointments (including fast track breast referrals).
Choose and Book provides a full directory of all the secondary care services available under Free Choice via the Directory of Services as well as those services locally commissioned by the Clinical Commissioning Group.
GPs and practice staff can direct the patient to use the Choose and Book telephone appointments line or the internet where they are able to complete the booking themselves. This also identifies location of services and an indicative waiting time.
You can access service-specific guidance to help shortlist the most appropriate services and highlight any helpful preliminary investigations. Advice and guidance from specialists can be sought prior to referral, supporting the development of better referral pathways and closer collaboration with secondary care colleagues.