Time frame for reaching consultant ?

Hi there , just wondering what sort of time frame I can expect before I get to speak to a consultant. I saw the GP about 2 or 3 weeks ago and not had an appointment through yet for a consultant. I just wondered how long anyone generally has to wait with current covid problems before appointments come through for a consultation.

Maybe a bit of string question but thought I would ask anyway. Thanks

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  • Henrietta
    Henrietta Member Posts: 44

    Sorry -forgot to say re arthritis in hip so for steroid injection or surgery discussion

  • Mike1
    Mike1 Member Posts: 1,992

    There is no NHS set time frame, it depends on your Health Authority, availability, how urgent your case is seen to be and a load of other factors such as Covid. Personally if I had not heard after 4 weeks I would chase it.

  • Henrietta
    Henrietta Member Posts: 44

    Thanks Mike, no idea how these things work or what to expect.

  • Henrietta
    Henrietta Member Posts: 44

    Just looked back and muy apt was 29th April, seems longer than that but will chase in a couple of weeks if not heard by then.

  • Henrietta
    Henrietta Member Posts: 44

    Sorry forgot to update on this thread. I got a letter the next day and apt is this July.

  • Lilymary
    Lilymary Member Posts: 1,669

    That’s good news, well done. I hope you get some real relief from it.