One million choose and book referrals, and rising

Health Minister Lord Warner has announced that over one million referrals to specialist care have been made through Choose and Book by GPs across England.

Lord Warner
This is ‘a significant milestone’ since the introduction of Choose and Book, said Lord Warner, with 85 per cent of all practices in England now using the system to make their referrals. ‘We are well on the way to 2 million,’ he said.

Latest figures show that over 6,000 practices have made referrals in one week. This figure is rising week on week, but currently represents 28 per cent of NHS referral activity from GP surgery to specialist care.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins


Already registered?

Sign in

Just published

GP consultation

GP practices delivering 150,000 extra appointments per day compared with 2019

GP practices in England delivered 150,000 more appointments per working day in the...

Surgeon looking at a monitor in an operating theatre

NICE recommends non-invasive surgical procedure to target obesity

NICE has said that a non-invasive weight loss procedure should be used by the NHS...

GP trainee

Two training posts deliver one full-time GP on average, report warns

Two training posts are needed on average to deliver a single fully-qualified, full-time...

Dr Fiona Day

How to flourish as a GP by learning from the good and the difficult

Leadership and career coach Dr Fiona Day explains how GPs can grow and develop from...

Unhappy older woman sitting at home alone

Low mood – red flag symptoms

Low mood is a common presentation in primary care and can be a sign of a mental health...


PCN to take on GMS practice contract in landmark move for general practice

A GP practice in Hertfordshire could become the first to be run directly by a PCN...