I have recently been diagnosed with RA (I was originally thought to have Sjogren's Syndrome). I live in Stroud and my local hospital in Gloucester has been absolutely hopeless. My GP was going to refer me to a hospital in Bath but I then heard horror stories about that. She then agreed to refer me to University College Hospital in London as it seemed to have reasonably good reports for treating patients with RA. My referral was only sent last week so I haven't been to UCHL yet.
I am just wondering if anyone else has been to referred to a hospital in London which is outside their local area and have they been referred back to their GP after their initial consultation? My worry is that I am going to go there, have one appointment and then be referred back to my GP for treatment at my local hopsital (Heaven help me!).