Easily accessible services

choose and bookIt is quick and easy to access our services; all you need to do is see your GP for a referral. Appointments are available on Choose and Book which is a clear and concise directory of services which helps GPs to ensure that patients are referred to the right clinic with the right professional, at a convenient time for you.

We  offer an ‘open door policy’ and in our Women’s Health Care department we often take calls/faxes from GPs  to advise on access, appropriate direct referral or deal with expeditions of appointments for clinical reasons.

The contact number for Women’s Health Care at the Royal Bolton Hospital is Tel: 01204 390390 extension 4861.

 

Benefits to patients

  • You can choose your preferred date and time from the available appointments offered.
  • You experience greater convenience and certainty. With Choose and Book, the choice is yours.
  • There is less chance that information will get lost in the post because more correspondence takes place through computers.

 

Future Developments

We are committed to improving the service for both patients and all NHS staff who deal with referrals. Choose and Book’s advice and guidance facility offers GPs the opportunity to discuss cases electronically with consultants in hospitals, helping to ensure that patients do actually need a referral and, if so, that they are booked into the correct clinic. The Trust is currently preparing to launch this feature and it is anticipated this will be up and running by the end of 2017 for gynaecology.