Wherever possible, you will have a choice about where and when you receive treatment if a doctor believes you need hospital treatment or specialist care elsewhere. This service is called NHS E-referral (previously known as Choose and Book).
There are various ways of booking the appointment:
- The doctor can book your appointment electronically for you
- You can take the appointment request letter away with you and book your appointment later
- In some cases you will need to telephone your chosen hospital directly to make your appointment
The doctor will explain the options to you.
Please read the You have been Referred to a Specialist Information Sheet.