Choosing Your Hospital
If you need to go to a hospital to see a specialist, in most cases you now have the right to choose which hospital your GP refers you to. This right lets you choose from any hospital in England (including some independent hospitals), that offers suitable treatment at NHS standards and costs.
You can choose a hospital based on whatever matters most to you - this could include your GP's recommendation, quality of service, your previous experience, the opinions of other patients, or the location and waiting times of each hospital.
Booking Your Appointment
Once you have chosen your hospital you may be able to book your hospital appointment yourself. If your GP refers you through Choose and Book, you'll be given a password and reference number that will allow you to book your appointment at your own convenience either online or over the phone.
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