i was diagnosed with a medium sized tumor about 3 months ago, like many others i have read i was told in a very matter of fact way, i was told i would be referred to Birmingham & this is where for me things became frustrating, the referral took 3 weeks to be sent, a month later i was told by the Birmingham consultants secretary the referral had been received but he had been to busy to look at the letter or my MRI images & today ( another month+ later ) i found out again from his secretary that he replied to my local consultant 4 weeks ago & would be adopting a wait & see approach. i then rang my local consultants secretary to be told a letter was on its way for an appointment in 6 weeks time. As i said i have a medium sized acoustic neuroma its pear dropped shaped about 27 mm and is starting to impact on the brain stem or at least this was the case 3 months ago.
my question is this really, will going private change my treatment options ? i don't want to wait, i don't want to live in this limbo, i have a fair sized tumour and i want positive treatment, i am lucky enough to have use of if i need it private medical insurance. Does anyone know or have experience of changing from NHS to private ?
would really appreciate some advice