Hi, I've just got off the phone with my GP and am rather befuddled! After a recent diagnosis of Hypermobility Syndrome my rheumatologist has asked my GP to refer me for hydrotherapy. Every time I try to do 'dry' Physio or exercise, I end up hurting myself hence the hydro suggestion. In our NHS trust we have self referral for Physio, so I filled out the request and asked for hydro but was contacted to say there was no facilities within the trust area. There is however a hospital just half an hour away in a different area with hydro facilities but this morning my GP has told me I can't access that because it is out of area.
I'm a little bit baffled as to the accuracy of this statement. Is it really the case with the NHS that if treatment isn't available within your trust area, you just can't have it? Thanks x