I got referred to see a neurologist by my GP back at the start of May, they suspect I may have MS or a similar condition. So far I still haven’t received anything regarding an appointment. I’ve chased it up with both my GP and the hospital who confirm I’m definitely on the waiting list, it’s jus a very long list at the moment. I’m located in Birmingham so it is quite a big city with lots of demand in health services.
I’m wondering what other peoples experiences are. How long did your referral take? I know the NHS aims for 18 weeks from referral to treatment but as I’m at 16 weeks now, with no appointment, looks like I’ll overshoot that. It’s causing a lot of anxiety for me and in the time I’ve been waiting I’ve had another of what I think is a relapse which left me in a lot of pain and struggling to walk for a couple days at its worst.
So yeah, just want to hear other peoples experiences with waiting for their first neuro appointment.