My gp has referred me to rheumatology after an ultrasound showed synovitis. I last saw a rheumatologist in 2013 and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and cfs after only a blood test was negative for RA. The appointment then was 5 minutes long and I felt ignored and miserable afterwards. Since then joint pain has got much worse and is affecting more and more joints. Rather than wait until September for my NHS appointment which may well be another 5 minute snap diagnosis, I am using my credit card to 'buy' an appt. This week. I don't really have funds to continue privately though - I just want a chance to feel properly assessed. Has anyone else moved between private and NHS care? Thanks.