Hi all. Just wondering what your thoughts and opinions are about this....so as I said the other day things seem to have gone belly up in terms of my health. My next appointment with my consultant is scheduled for JANUARY. Feels an eternity away. I am going to call the helpline and plead for an earlier slot but frankly if they bring me in to see the clueless brand new rheumatology nurse again then it will be less than useless so it needs to Be a doctor of some description!
So my question is, if they are adamant that there is nothing before January could I raid my savings and go and see my consultant privately? I don't even know if this is something you are "allowed" to do if you are already seeing that person as an NHS patient.
Has anyone ever done this and was it worth it?