Summary: organised to see private rheumie at London Bridge Hospital (9 October). In the meantime got a last minute appointment to see visiting rheumie at local hospital on Sept 8. Had blood tests done then, and really honestly thought I would be able to access the results by now, so I could take them with me to London, but no. Seems like our local hospital gets the results, then without taking copies of them sends them direct to rheumie at the big hospital, who takes his time dealing with them because he knows he won't be coming back up here for another six months. Last time GP didn't get a letter for more than 2 months after I had been seen. If I'd known I couldn't get copies of the results, I think I wouldn't have bothered with going to see him and just held out for the london appointment. Now I am going to have to pay nearly £400 in London to do the full lupus screen again. I know I have made the choice of going private, but again I don't feel like I had much of a choice as I have been let down so badly by the NHS.