I don’t live in the UK so I guess it might depend on where you live, I have an MS Nurse and a Specialist who deals with all the MS and various other illnesses here and a Neuroligist who visits monthly but if needed in between, I presume we get referred to him in the UK.
I had a MRI of my neck when this all started in March of this year as they thought it was a disc problem causing weakness in my left arm then I called back for a head MRI and then got told 2 weeks later there was evidence of demylination. Which was a huge shock as until Feb/march of this year I had not suffered with any random symptoms. I then had a scan 3 months later and as new lesions was advised to start meds of my choice. After seeing my MS nurse and talking through them I decided on Avonex because it was more discreet then some of the others and I could get in a pre-filled syringe so didn’t have to make it up and it was only once a week. I then saw Neurologist in October and he said given my age they wanted to keep this as it is for as long as possible so recommended being scanned in December which meant I had been on Avonex for 3 and a bit months. I asked yesterday whether I will be scanned when I see specialist again in 6 months time and he scan not if all like it is now but once he had spoken to Neurologist I may have another one at some stage in the future.
Hope you have a good New Year too.