Supporting our NHS and cutting waiting lists part 2 - more choice for patients

Today the government also announced patients will be able to choose where they go for treatment using the NHS App or website, giving patients greater control over their own care and helping cut NHS waiting lists, one of our five priorities.

  • The pandemic has had a huge impact on the NHS and our ability to access healthcare, which is why the Prime Minister made cutting waiting lists one of his five priorities. 
  • Today the government is empowering patients to choose where they receive treatment as part of our plan to cut waiting lists, allowing patients to choose which hospital they are treated at through the NHS app or website, and increasing the information they have about waiting times and quality when they do so.
  • This will direct those in need of operations to where they will have less long to wait. It could wipe months off patients’ waiting time, helping to cut wait lists as we create an NHS built around patients, where everyone has more control over the care they receive. 

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