Hi I wonder if anybody can help in giving advice about getting an appointment quicker by paying privately l. My mum had a heart attack last November she was in hosoital five weeks and had a cabg x3. Recovery has been very slow constantly tired and breathless walking a short difference stairs ect. She has started cardii rehab but due to her fitness levels and mobility is very limited. She has been to her gp who did a chest xray nothing has come back and says might be her medication as no pain nothing to worry about will write to the hospital but it may be months till she is seen. My concern is her gps missed the signs of her coronary disease before fibbing her off as stomach acid and stress. Si has anybody paid for a consultation privately and would you need a referral first from gp?