Usually the consultant will write to your GP with the results, but at the same time you receive a copy of that letter. Thats what happens when ever I see my consultant and he has results or something that he wants my GP to know about.
As for follow up’s with consultant, well that will depend on the results, but lets say for instance your symptoms got a bit worse and you are sent for an MRI, which is exactly the case that I’m going through right now, I’ve already been told in last meeting that I most probably have had a relapse and progressed to next stage, all this is not really confirmed by an MRI it’s your own symptoms and how they’ve changed over time or suddenly, this is what defines a relapse or progression, however within this time your consultant may or may not arrange an MRI ?
In my case I saw the consultant today for a follow up, 6 weeks after seeing him and being put on steroids as he thought I might of relapsed when i last saw him 6 weeks ago.
Today after seeing him he has now arranged an MRI, basically because its a year since last having one, but also theres been a change in my symptoms over the last 12 months, particularly the last 6 months, but DONT expect an MRI every time you feel a change, it just dont happen like that.
Personally I think it all depends on how your MS clinic and consultant work as a department.
I only see my consultant or MS nurse if theres a BIG change in symptoms, regular follow up’s or scans do not happen unless something changes in my condition, however you might find on herev that other people under different consultants might have yearly meetings AND perhaps MRI’s ?