I went to the NHS rheumatologist after waiting a month and imagined NOW I can get to the bottom of this. I told her all about my arthritis in the knees, feet, wrist, how my shoulder hurts at night and the pain travels down the arm. She examined me, told me to get a blood test, and I would receive the results in a few weeks.
The letter came and all it contained was a series of back exercises. Wow, that helped loads. Completely useless. Might as well use my PPP, go in to a consultant and pay £220 for the 15 minute consultation.