Hi everyone, I'm a fortysomething male based in the South West and diagnosed with Seropositive RA in July 2014 - it was quite a shock! Very fortunately, I've got on very well taking 20mg weekly of MTX and 200mg daily of Chloroquine and its enabled me to carry on with a very busy life and demanding career. I've been in the NHS system since diagnosis but clearly with all the current pressures the aftercare and monitoring of my condition has been pretty poor. I've not been called to see my RA Consultant since Sept 2016 (despite calling to remind them) and whilst I appreciate they have to prioritise with the more urgent cases I do feel rather abandoned by the system and wanted to look for another option which was more proactive.
Anyway, could anyone recommend a really good RA consultant either working in the NHS or working privately that I could perhaps try. I've heard that the Bristol and Bath areas are particularly good. My GP unfortunately doesn't really seem that knowledgeable in this area. I would love to hear of anyone's positive experiences relating to their aftercare and the ongoing regular monitoring of the condition.