When I went to the respiratory clinic last November my consultant said I should be seen no more than 4 months later, and if the appointment was later than that would I make a fuss, as he 'didn't want administrators telling him when he could see his patients '. Appointment arrived, nearly five months, so I duly tried to alter it. With the help of my GP and nurse, and my own bossy nature we have success! The appointment has been brought forward a month and is February 28th. I have to be fair and say the hospital were helpful too. While I am pleased it upsets me that you have to do this, as it is so wearing and lots of people don't feel able or well enough to cope with it. Now I will have to work on my cardiologist to get him to tell me what is going on as he writes me lovely letters but doesn't actually tell me anything!