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Patients get the green light for smarter choices after latest GP pilot

A pilot system is now making it easier for GPs to understand the waiting times at hospitals for their patients.

The e-traffic light system could help reduce hospital waiting times while offering patients a clearer choice of treatment and is set to be rolled out across the country after a successful NHS trial.

A tweak to the GP referral system sees a red light appear against a hospital with longer waiting times while a green light shows those with spare capacity, meaning doctors can offer patients potentially quicker routes to treatment and help them make more informed choices. More....