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Choose and Book storm

Choose and Book is being cynically manipulated to ensure 18-week waiting time targets are not breached, Dr Charlie Daniels believes.

Dr Daniels, a GP in Torquay, said popular hospitals in the region were being removed

from the system to ensure they were not overloaded with patients, particularly ENT and cardiology.

He said: 'If you have a popular service and you want it to remain popular you should put money into it to expand it.'

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