I am new here! Five years ago I was diagnosed by a GP Locum as having "Swimming Induced Asthma" having been swimming a mile every other day for over 20 years! I was given inhalers, and last year I started coughing up blood, so my GP sent me for a CT scan, and referred me to a Respiratory Consultant, who I saw after six months! The Consultant didn't give me a diagnosis on the spot, but some six weeks later I was asked to see my GP's COPD Nurse, who said my Consultant had suggested a different inhaler. When she went off to get one, I sneaked a look at her computer screen, and saw an email from my Consultant addressed to my GP some 6 weeks earlier, 3 days after I had seen her which said I had Emphysema and Pulmonary Fibrosis! This shocked me, as neither my GP nor the COPD nurse had said I had this diagnosis from my Consultant, and I later found out they had no intention of informing me! I challenged my GP and asked him why was my Consultants Diagnosis deliberately withheld from me, and he grew quite agitated, and said he didn't have any GP's, and was only just coping with Locums, and couldn't call COPD patients in to have their Consultants diagnosis explained to them, and their prognosis! I have made any amount of complaints to at least 6 different NHS/agencies, and got nowhere, and it seems this practice may be common! I now know what will kill me, but don't know when! I have no faith or confidence in my GP or the COPD nurse, and do not know who to turn to for help, has anyone else experienced this unacceptable, unprofessional treatment from their GP?