After waiting three weeks for my appointment with a Rheumatologist to be arranged, the letter finally came in the post today. Imagine my reaction when I found out the appointment was for the 14th of May 2001. I guess I’ll have to fork out another few hundred pounds of my hard earned savings and go private. The National Health service certainly is the envy of the world ( Joke !)
Answer: If your livelihood is affected you can ask to be put on the standby list. This got me from a few months down to two weeks for a physio appointment. I don’t know if this is an official way of doing things, but it’s my experience anyway.