Booking your hospital appointment has never been easier with the introduction of Choose and Book.
Choose and Book enables patients to book their hospital appointments whilst they are still in the GP surgery or even better, in the comfort of their own homes via the Choose and Book website or by telephone.
What’s more, patients can choose where and when they get their hospital treatment to suit them. There are five simple steps to making your choice:
1. Find out what your choices are
Talk to your GP or local support services about the choices that are available to you and where you can get more information and support.
2. Get the information you need
The NHS Choices website information pages should give you the information you need to help you make your choice (see below for link).
3. Talk it through with someone else
You may want to discuss your choices with family or friends, especially if you are going to need their help with travel arrangements or care after your treatment.
4. Weigh up the pros and cons
Consider your needs and compare each hospital using the information you have, bearing in mind what is most important to you.
5. Book your appointment
You will be advised by your doctor on how to book your hospital appointment. Don’t be afraid to ask if you need help with booking an appointment
Being given the choice has enabled hundreds of patients in Barnsley to pick and choose a hospital appointment to suit them and has helped waiting times too. Click here for more details about our current waiting times.
If you still need further information and want to compare Barnsley Hospital to others hospitals in the region or beyond, please click here to visit the NHS Choices website.
Ready to use Choose and Book? Click here for more information.