One thing I suppose that we as patients need to do is to act in partnership with your GP, It has three tracks the GP, you and the Specialist, I suppose this can break down somewhere in between, especially when we all need and unable to give the attention that we all require.
My experiences regarding this as with many others in this critical partnership sometimes has been patchy. If we have been to pain clinic and taken the professional patient course these help us to talk and give our opinion to those professional bodies. as it sets out all our responsibilities. so we can get something out of a now critical NHS.
We I suppose need to understand everyone has needs, we all need to facilitate them in this tri partnership.
Now we should always ask for that critical copy that arrives to you and the GP from a very busy specialist. if we do not ask for this letter it can make life very difficult for these three parties
Sorry if you do not agree, what sort of problems have you had in your regions??.
All the best