PERFORMANCE: Practices in Cambridgeshire are struggling to meet a new target of 90 per cent of first outpatient appointments being made through Choose and Book if they are to qualify for a local enhanced service payment.

The figure for September was only 65 per cent and practice meetings are now being organised to look at how this could be improved.

Some providers are having more slot problems under Choose and Book and a significant number of diagnostic procedures are not yet available on Choose and Book.