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I would just like to say I has a referral from my GP to see neuro and this only took 3 weeks !! He was fantastic and really listened (even tho he would nt tell me his thoughts ) this was on the 25th July and I have already received MRI date 31st August !! The waiting is awful BUT I am very thankful that I’m not waiting as long as some x

I’m glad you’ve had a quick turn around! It’s never nice waiting! I was lucky enough to be a referral to a stroke clinic originally so got all my tests done the next day, I had bloods, ecg’s, ultrasound of my neck and an extensive mri of my head and neck. And was told on the day that it was ms and couldn’t be anything else, then I had to wait about a month and a half to see y neuro and now I’m waiting on being booked in for my mri for my spine with contrast dye (: xxx

Interesting. All of my consultations and tests so far have been private and I wouldn’t say they were as quick as i thought they would be, However, got referred as an emergency to nhs eye specialist last week who wants to do further more detailed tests and have got an appt this wednesday, so at the moment, for me nhs has been quicker, and i have to say, much nicer than the private people i have seen so far. Probably just a fluke but was well impressed

NHS mri appointments were quick for husband it was all the waiting in between for other tests and waiting for 2 different neurologists at 2 different hospital leicester royal to be transfered to leicester general .All started after mri on sept 2012 showed lesions on brain ,In february 2013 seen consultant neurologist, further tests lumber puncture, mri spine , envoked potential ,and devic blood test and further blood tests seen different neurologist at leicester general july 16th 2013 told has many lesions on brain going through whole of brain and lesions to spine and was still waiting on 1 blood test result still do not know results ,Told 16th july 2013 has multiple sclerosis and has probibly had it years due to many old lesion.I think it depends were you are in the country to how quick it gets sorted. xx julie

Good luck to you all x x

Whereas I am still waiting. I now have my appt date and from referral to appt, it will be a wait of a grand 24 weeks.

Whilst I can take comfort from the fact that when the referral was triaged it was classed as none serious, the wait has driven me crazy. Lol. Angela x

julie f - I’m through Leicester General too, Dr Nikfekr. First I’ve seen so local to me

I’m quite happy with nhs on the whole, given that it’s free etc. Although I was due to see Consultant for a six month check after he put me on DMDs next week, and I had a letter cancelling it and rearranging for next January!! I do have an MS nurse though, and the DMD referral was quick. Mustn’t grumble :slight_smile:

Hi everyone, hi zedsee ,Yes thats who hubby seen at general DR NIKFEKR we live outside leicester have to get two buses, or train and bus.Hubby qualifys for free patient ambulance as he has been registered as severly sight impaired and sadly i do not drive.Not sure i could afford a car as money is so tight in our house,really struggling i do not work we have two little children and cannot afford child minders and because of hubbys health he cannot be left with children for long.Hubby still works does 5hrs a day but this is getting really hard for him.I am so proud of him he is such a fighter he struggles on dispite his ill health.xxx julie

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julie f - I’m through Leicester General too, Dr Nikfekr. First I’ve seen so local to me

I’m quite happy with nhs on the whole, given that it’s free etc. Although I was due to see Consultant for a six month check after he put me on DMDs next week, and I had a letter cancelling it and rearranging for next January!! I do have an MS nurse though, and the DMD referral was quick. Mustn’t grumble :slight_smile:

[/quote] I have dr nickfeker too! (: he’s nice isn’t he!! (: xxx

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julie f - I’m through Leicester General too, Dr Nikfekr. First I’ve seen so local to me

I’m quite happy with nhs on the whole, given that it’s free etc. Although I was due to see Consultant for a six month check after he put me on DMDs next week, and I had a letter cancelling it and rearranging for next January!! I do have an MS nurse though, and the DMD referral was quick. Mustn’t grumble :slight_smile:

[/quote] I have dr nickfeker too! He’s nice isn’t he! (: