I saw a neuro privately last week. He’s the same chap that I was referred to see on the NHS, but I couldn’t face a sixteen week waiting list. He referred me for a brain, full spine and orbits MRI which I’m having at the end of next week in London. The scan is being covered by a policy that I have at work.
At the first appointment, I said that I wouldn’t be able to self fund forever and would need to be referred back into the NHS at some stage if it is found that I do have MS. The neuro said that I could go and have one further appointment with him to get the results, or he could put them in writing to me and refer me back into the NHS if necessary. To be honest I’m tempted to go with the writing option and save myself £250!
How did you go around this? I’m fully aware that there may well be further tests etc. needed. I’m just thinking £250 is quite a lot of money just to be told more tests needed, or yes you have it/no you don’t, when he’s willing to put it in a letter anyway? If there is bad news, I’d probably prefer to get it in the privacy and comfort of my own home anyway.
Would be grateful to hear your thoughts.