Ok, This is an on-going problem with me suffering severe back pain, severely reduced mobility and a rheumatologist who doesn't seem interested! I phoned said consultant's secretary two weeks ago and asked if I could please be seen a.s.a.p. because of the severe problems I'm having. She said she would email him and get back to me which she did a week later. The consultant told her to tell me to ask my G.P to arrange an mri scan on my lower back. I duly went to G.P, with whom I have a good relationship, and he was just amazed that the consultant had sent HIS patient, who is on HIS list, to a G.P to ask for an mri scan. G.p said he will gladly order the scan but the consultant must email him first with details. I then phoned consultants secretary again and told her what g.p had said. She just phoned me today and said that anyone can order an MRI and just ask my g.p again, or any back specialist! I said that my G.P s happy to order an MRI scan but he wants a fax from the consultant so she's going to get back to me. All the while I'm still suffering and no nearer getting any treatment. Physio refuses to touch me because of the pain. Am I missing something here because I am my consultants patient so why won't he see me. Very confused and a bit Pi**ed off to be honest.