Patients are now able to choose the hospital they wish to be referred to. If you require basic information on your local hospital choices, please ask the Receptionist for the leaflet: “Choosing you hospital”.
Booking an Appointment
When the GP has advised you that a referral to a specialist is needed, you may book some appointments yourself through a system known as “Choose & Book”.
If you want to use this system, you will need to obtain a unique password from us. If there is time to access the system during your consultation the GP will provide you with this. However, it can only be given to you once you have chosen where you wish to be referred therefore, if you are undecided, and wish to make a decision at a later date you will need to contact the surgery then to obtain the password.
When you have decided where you wish to be referred and have obtained your password, you are able to make an appointment through the “Choose & Book” system in the following ways:
- Telephone the “Choose & Book” appointment line on 0845 60 88 88 8 between 7am and 10pm every day
- Use a textphone: 0845 8 50 22 50
- Telephone the Surgery Booking Line 01246 851029, if your call cannot be answered a message will be heard