Why choose Dorset County Hospital?


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Our services

NHS Choices provides a full list of services offered by the Trust.

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Referrals: Choose & Book

Choose & Book is a national computer–based scheme offering patients a choice of hospital, time and date for their outpatient appointments. In discussion with their patient, GPs can identify several clinically appropriate hospitals for the patient to choose from and the patient can then book their appointment through a local NHS booking service or by booking the appointment themselves online.

The Trust was one of the first to register all its Choose & Book services with the scheme and patients have been booking their appointments at the Trust since July 2006.

In a recent survey conducted by the Dorset PCT, 88% of patients surveyed rated the new system positively, with 40% rating it as excellent. It is clear that patients appreciate the convenience of choosing the date and time of their appointment.

Visit the NHS Choose & Book website.

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