PERFORMANCE: The latest performance board papers for North Kirklees CCG warn that the proportion of patients booked for their first outpatient appointment by their GPs using Choose & Book continues to show an “underperformance against the national standard”.

Data for March shows that nearly 63 per cent of patients were booked using Choose & Book.  The board papers say the CCG Choose & Book lead manager is “actively working with individual practices to improve the low utilisation rates.”

“At the practice clusters and forums the use of choose and book is discussed with all practices.”