Thank you everybody for all the good advice that you gave me - which worked. I was transferred from Winchester to Southampton yesterday, and when I get there they told me that I was scheduled for an operation to repair my C6 peardrop fracture this morning. I told them that I had talked to Stella at Addenbrookes and she had advised me that they really should not operate until they had talked to Dr Jayne. They completely agreed, said that Winchester had not filled them in enough about my Vasculitis and have transferred my care to Cambridge. I was discharged this afternoon in a high surgical collar and am being cosseted by my family, waiting to hear what happens next.
No doubt that having phones and wifi (thogh Southampton doesn't have the wifi) to chase things and check is a big improvement-though some consultants might disagree!
So, thank you everyone who gave me such good advice, and I hope I am now on the right path.