Here at Zesty we are always keeping our eyes out for any useful information to help you our users have a better healthcare experience. Today we learnt about Choose and Book (www.chooseandbook.nhs.uk), the national UK electronic referral service giving patients the choice of which hospital or clinic to attend in their Primary Care Trust and the choice of time and date for their 1st scheduled outpatient appointment.

Zesty is a London based company on a mission to make access to Dentists, Private GPs, Physios, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Dermatologists and other Healthcare appointments a lot easier for consumers.

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NHS ChooseandBook

When your local GP diagnoses you need an appointment to see a specialist, the Choose & Book database shows your Doctor the hospitals and clinics available in your local area to provide your treatment.

If you have your diary or calendar with you and have a preference for which hospital or clinic you would like to be seen at, you may be able to book your first outpatient appointment before you leave your GPs surgery. If your Doctor can find a time and date you prefer, they will be able to confirm the place, date and time of your appointment straight away by accessing the Choose & Book website.

To start using the ChooseandBook website to make your own appointments, click here - https://www.ebs.ncrs.nhs.uk/app-cabpatient/prepareLogin.do

“Choose and Book is currently used for more than 50 per cent of NHS referral activity from GP surgery to first outpatient appointment. This equates to more than 500,000 appointments booked via Choose and Book and an additional 150,000 per month for AHP services. At present more than 25 million appointments have been booked using Choose and Book and more than 95 per cent of all GP practices have used Choose and Book to refer their patients.”

In May 2012, Choose and Book conducted a Patient Survey on the NHS Choices website. The results of the survey were very encouraging, overall patients referred via Choose and Book were very satisfied with the service and felt it was a much better system for them to choose their outpatient appointment slots.

Zesty is a London based company on a mission to make access to Dentists, Private GPs, Physios, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Dermatologists and other Healthcare appointments a lot easier for consumers.

If you would like to book a Dentist or Hygienist appointment in London, please click here

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