Does anyone know if you can choose where you see a APS specialist. I had an appointment with my GP and requested that I be referred to St Thomas's in London. The GP said that my local PCT has arrangements for patients to be seen by specialist in the local area but he cannot refer outside of my area. He said I should call him in a week's time whilst he checks with rhuematology who manages APS in my area. I'm not sure this is helpful as I don't feel well now experiencing pins and needles and numbness on my left side with terrible headaches. I have also read on NHS hhoices that it is the patient's right to be referred anywhere, and you can request second opinions. Any advice from anyone is welcome.