I'm probably going to ask my GP to change my rheumy referral from a 'lone' rheumy at Mile End Hospital to a specialist lupus unit. One that can also deal with APS and Sjogrens. And where any further referrals to various consultants (chest, eyes, bladder, kidneys, nerves, etc.) will be to people who presumably have a better-than-average exposure to autoimmune conditions and their ramifications. Also access to a specialist nurse for quick queries.
I was thinking of asking to be referred to St Thomas' and, specifically, to Prof David D'Cruz (who's had glowing reports on here) or, 2nd choice, to Professor Khamashta, who I have seen privately in the past and who I know is clinically good.
But I've also seen a few posts on here recently about very slow or otherwise poor service from Tommys. And was wondering about asking for referral to UCH instead, which has recently become a lupus centre of excellence under Prof Isenberg.
Can I have opinions please?