Just recently had a telephone appointment with my doctor re my knee pain. She said GP's cannot refer a patient for an MRI scan, this has to go through physio who then refer you to orthopaedics. So now I am waiting for a referral appointment with a consultant to see what the next step is. I asked how long this would take and she did not have a clue due to the Corona virus. Anyone else out there been told the same thing? and how long is the "wait" before a consultation? I have looked into prices for private scans and they vary from about £250 upwards. I suppose it depends on the hospital and what part of the body they are scanning. Meanwhile I am on paracetomol and topical gel ointment.