The NHS announced improvements to the NHS App this morning to help patients understand their options for treatment.

This is a very sensible and positive step to improve how Patient Choice can work for the NHS and all providers across the sector and cut waiting times by improving the NHS App to show where treatment can be provided free at the point of use after a GP referral.

Amongst all of the mind-boggling ways that tech can improve healthcare, this is such a simple step...

Patients have been entitled for years to ask (and to be referred) to a hospital of their choice (NHS or independent) but this will help that mechanism work - saving time for GPs, helping patients to understand their options, and improving the use of the available capacity to reduce backlogs.

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