Beverley bryant, director of strategic systems and technology for nhs england explained the contract on choose and book introduced in. The list of options will be the same if you book online or over the phone. Patients can choose their initial hospital or clinic appointment, book their. Beverley bryant, director of strategic systems and technology for nhs england explained the contract on choose and book introduced in 2004 as.
Nhs shelves choose and book in favour of ereferral. The gp practice gives him login details to access the nhs ereferral service and book an appointment with his chosen hospital. Choose and book was woefully underused and nhs england faces a challenge to gain acceptance for its replacement. It was procured as part of the national programme for it npfit in 2003. Choose and book now the ereferral service has a chequered past. Nhs england the future of nhs englands choose and book. Nhs it project delays cost bt and csc computerworld. Nhs to get new choose and book deal guardian government. Nhs england today clarified the future of its choose and book programme, following an article in the observer newspaper at the weekend. Sets out patients rights to choice in healthcare, where to find information to help choose, and how to complain if choice isnt offered. Choose and book active x control free version download.
Choose and book was an ebooking software application for the national health service nhs in england which enabled patients needing an outpatient appointment. You can view what choices are currently available to nhs patients in the nhs choice framework. Book an appointment using the nhs ereferral service nhs. Will new patient booking system be a cure for previous nhs tech. Choose and book, which was introduced under the national programme for it npfit, is currently supplied. Senior nhs it bods promised they would take choose and book s failures into account when building the new system, but in april 2014 the pac said it was sceptical ereferrals would be used any. Nhs, which allows you to choose a hospital or clinic. Cfh absorbed both staff and workstreams from the abolished nhs information authority, the organisation it replaced. The actual developer of the program is nhs connecting for health. Patients can choose their initial hospital or clinic appointment, which they can then book online a telephone service is also available or in the gp surgery at the point of referral. Npfit choose and book severity 1 incident public sector it. Joint guidance on the use of the nhs ereferral service 2018 nhs. If you have been referred to a hospital or clinic through the nhs ereferral service, booking your appointment online is easy, safe and secure. Here youll also find information about when you cannot choose for example, if you need emergency care or youre a member of the armed forces.
The nhs ereferral service programme is also available to nhs healthcare staff via. At first glance, the nhs system used by patients to book hospital. The organisation has held discussions with more than 2,500 key stakeholders, including clinical commissioning groups and patients. Choose and book was an ebooking software application for the national health service nhs in england which enabled patients needing an outpatient appointment to choose which hospital they were referred to by their general practitioner gp, and to book a convenient date and time for their appointment. The nhs has chosen to discontinue its choose and book programme after the contract ends later this year, instead opting to rollout a new ereferral.
Book an appointment using the nhs ereferral service. The government is committed to giving patients greater choice and control over how they receive their healthcare, and to empowering patients to. The future of nhs englands choose and book programme. Choose and book is a secure, electronic service, provided by the. If you choose to leave the nhs and access another countrys. Choose and book failed for much of monday 11 december as reported on this blog earlier and on ehealth insider, i now understand that it was a severity one incident. The nhs ereferral service ers combines electronic booking with a choice of place, date and time for first hospital or clinic appointments. Problems with the choose and book system part of the nhs s national programme for it have led to more than 300 patients receiving wrong appointments since friday 11 april 2008. Unlike choose and book, which was outsourced to atos as part of the nhs national programme for it, responsibility for developing the new service. If youre a patient, book or manage your ereferral visit nhs. The nhs ereferral service, the successor to choose and book, is planned to golive on monday 15 june 2015.
These include an extensive programme of work to develop. In some cases, youll have more than 1 clinic or hospital to choose from. Will new patient booking system be a cure for previous nhs. The nhs is offering more and more options to enable you to make choices that best suit your circumstances, giving you greater control of your care, and hopefully better results. Unlike choose and book, which was outsourced to atos as part of the nhs national programme for it, responsibility for developing the new. The programme was established in october 2002 following several department of health reports on it strategies for the nhs, and on 1 april 2005 a new agency called nhs connecting for health cfh was formed to deliver the programme. Beverley bryant, director of strategic systems and technology for nhs england explained the contract on choose and book introduced in 2004 as a national electronic appointment booking service that provides patients with. Nhs connecting for health, which runs part of the national programme for it, npfit, has issued a statement on the choose and book system that bears similarities to a government announcement five.330 467 1597 626 1361 407 1346 1475 173 718 883 133 985 263 1623 642 761 1072 832 1244 342 501 1273 402 1448 581 677 1113 36 1270 969 1218 998 1372 259 46 1166 1035 336 824 525 1125 921 510 1404 215