Sorry for taking so long to post and update.
We went to see the lovely Dr Banerjee last week. It was such a relief so sit across from a positive doctor who was willing to discuss all the options in an open and transparent manner...makes me more angry with the doctor we have to put up with but don't get me started on that lol!!
The plan - after a scan to see progression - would be to have weekly taxol. she discussed possible trials later on this year which she may be eligible for and would be willing to see her again as an NHS patient.
It was actually all so simple and I know my friend doesn't begrudge paying the private fee...but all she wanted was a clear speaking engaged professional. Fortunately that is what she got and she is much happier.
I'll keep you informed xx