I'm still relatively new to having RA and so am still navigating treatment and services.
if I can be frank I don't feel well supported by the hospital RA department. But as I am still new to RA and support services I wonder if my expectations are unrealistic and I don't want to be unfairly critical. I know the NHS is under extraordinary pressure.
I don't seem be getting follow up appointments when they're due, or at all unlike with other NHS services. I was due to be seen in July but received nothing yet, which seems to be the routine.
A work colleague who has had RA for years compares the local services very unfavourably with what they've received in other regions.
It seems here that the patient has to constantly chase the consultant for follow up appointments they themselves said were necessary.
So unlike with other NHS services here, I'm not feeling very well supported.
I wonder how does this compare with others experience of RA services where they are?
Appreciate any others experiences.