After some research it seems we in Wales cannot choose out specialists to a degree, whilst yes I can choose whom I see in a private consultation I then am unable it seems to then keep seeing them on the bus if they don't practice within my health boards area.
Very annoying as reading some posts here about Dr ocallaghan I was hoping I could be under him, however I cannot
Cardiff trust has somewhere in region of 9-10 EP's that offer private appt and then nhs afterwards
However my health board which includes Swansea I can only see 2 of which only 1 offers private consultation, so it seems my choice is limited to 1 a Dr James Barry....or wait 12 months for a referral where I'll either see the other one.....or Dr Barry ..
I'm a bit annoyed at this really