"Man from Delmonte he say yesss!" Sorry about that - a very old tv ad.
GP said I can have the dexa and surprised that I had not had one already???! Then he realised I was on AA, told me I was on bone protection so all should be ok. I said I'd rather not take AA unless scan proved necessary as it can cause problems. Got bit of lecture about that but he has agreed to scan.
Getting him to refer me to a rheumatologist was harder. My reason is the constant pain in upper back,shoulders and neck. His reason is that I have not been able to reduce preds fast enough. He says that I need to reduce 1mg every 4 weeks. I explained the dead slow method I have started but he disagrees with it and said I'd be on it for years. However in the end he agreed to refer me, so I asked for Dr Mackie and stressed her interest in PMR but he said I could not choose and all rheumatologists know PMR.
But at least I get dexa and maybe nhs choices when it comes to referral.